Event: New Activism or Old Politics?

New Activism or Old Politics? Sounding student reaction to HE’s crisis

This free, one-day event will discuss likely student reactions to the impending cuts and rising fees in higher education.

30th September 2010, 11am – 4:00pm

Room 404D, Main Building, University of Aston, Birmingham

Participants include:

  • Patrick Ainley, University of Greenwich
  • Ben Little, University of Middlesex
  • NUS speaker (hope to get Clare Solomon, Pres elect ULU)
  • Joyce Canaan, Birmingham City University (Chair a.m.)
  • Sarah Amsler, University of Aston (Chair p.m.)
  • Jonathan Ward, Studentforce for sustainable development
  • Esme Hannah, PhD Student University of Leeds
  • Dora Meade, Student Led Discussion Network Co-ordinator University of Leed


10.30               Registration

11.00               Welcome Patrick Ainley, Network co-cordinator and co-authorLost Generation? Continuum 2010

11.15               Ben Little – ‘Radical Students? The importance of universities within activist networks’ based on his edited e-book: Radical Future – Politics for the Next Generation


12.00               NUS speaker or Dora Meade + Leeds University Student-Led Discussion Network

1.00                 Lunch

1.30                Jonathan Ward – ‘Brown Dystopia or Green Hope?’

2.15                 Esme Hannah – ‘Student Politics, past and present’

(+ Dora Meade with Leeds Network if confirm Clare 12-1)

3.00-4.00         Plenary discussion

The event is free and all staff and students in UK Higher Education are welcome to attend but please register below.

A full guide to travelling to Aston, including campus maps, is available at the website below. The Aston campus is a short walk from Birmingham New Street train station. The University has a car park and visitors passes can be provided – please email…

Aston uni campus guide: http://www1.aston.ac.uk/about/directions/

It is free event but please confirm attendance with Carol Salmon at csalmon@srhe.ac.uk

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