In a video message to delegates at the FE Leadership training event NUS President Liam Burns has announced that Wednesday 21 November 2012 will be the date for the national demonstration called by NUS National Conference.
In his video Liam said that students were angry about a whole range of things and called on them to come to London and tell politicians what they want to see being debated at the next general election.
Talking to the delegates, Liam said, “You’ve got a lot to be angry about. You’ve had your education systematically attacked across the board by the coalition. And even if you get to the other end, what have you got to look forward to?
“Youth unemployment is at an all-time high, getting on the property ladder is next to impossible and we don’t even have the safety net of pensions to look forward to any more.
“In a year in which there are no votes in parliament and no legislation coming before politicians, it’s about time we started setting the agenda.”
The next step for student officers is to start talking to their members about the issues, about the experience of going on a national demonstration and begin mobilising. This timeline will give you help organising your planning and NUS will make sure you have all the information you need from us at every stage.
If we don’t demand that politicians listen to us we’ll be ignored so gather as many students as possible and join us in London on 21 November 2012 for #demo2012!
Liam Burns will be taking part in a social networking Q&A at 3pm tomorrow. Post any questions you'd like him to answer on our facebook page here or tweet @nusuk on twitter.