Wednesday 18-11-2015 - 14:19
Students and students’ unions across the UK came together yesterday (Tuesday 17 November) to stand in solidarity with migrants, refugees and fellow international students by taking part in the International Students Campaign's 'Day of Solidarity'. Here are some highlights from the day's actions.
There has been a lot of negative attention thrust toward migrants and political refugees in the recent past and yesterday's Day of Solidarity - organised by the NUS International Students Campaign to conincide with International Students Day - provided the perfect opportunity for students to demonstrate their dissatisfaction with the immigration policies currently being pursued by the government.
Recent changes place further restrictions on visas for international students and their dependents, and require landlords to perform immigration status rent checks. These policies unfairly impact international students and form part of wider anti-immigrant sentiment.
Here is a snapshot of the brilliant campaigning actions taken across UK campuses and colleges yesterday as part of the Day of Solidarity:
You can relive all of the action from social media using the #Students4Migrants hashtag.