Call a EGM to discuss the NUS National Walkout
On Wednesday 14 March, NUS want students to walk out of their lectures, libraries and other university buildings over the government's plans for higher education. Although the HE Bill was withdrawn from parliament, there are many damaging measures that the government can bring in without primary legislation. NUS say; "With students unions across the country mobilising students to walkout of lectures en masse, we will send a clear message to the coalition government. Students' unions will be able to develop a range of actions that their students want to take, but the aim is clear: let’s clear out the lecture theatres, seminar rooms, IT suites and libraries. The walkout will show the government what campuses will look like if they continue to press ahead with their plans for privatisation and pricing students out of education – deserted. The last time there was a national walkout it was a huge success, with campuses coming to a standstill across the UK, sending a clear message to parliament. Let’s do it again – bigger and better." So we are asking students; do you support the action that NUS are calling for, and should KUSU support it? If you want to discuss the next steps KUSU should take then sign this petition to call an Emergency General Meeting of the students' union. It needs 100 signatures of full KUSU members (ie current Keele students) for an EGM to take place.