The Student Assembly Against Austerity is playing a key role in ensuring that this uncaring government faces a broad and powerful movement of opposition. The Student Assembly Against Austerity is one of the key initiatives coming out of the People’s Assembly Against Austerity which was the biggest, united gathering of the anti-cuts movement since the Tory-led government came to power three years ago and unleashed massive assaults on students. We work closely with our "mother" organistation the People's Assembly Against Austerity.
The People's Assembly began with a conference 5,000 strong in June 2013. Since then, grassroots groups have sprung up in towns and cities across the country, bringing together activists from the trade union movement, Occupy, campaigns like UKUncut, Stop the War, DPAC & Keep Our NHS Public and political groups from Counterfire to the Green Party.
We've held two national days of action: a 60,000 strong march for the NHS in Manchester in September 2013, the largest demo that city's ever seen, and the 5th November 'Bonfire of Austerity', with actions of all kinds taking place across the country. But our biggest success has been the groups - and now we need them on our campuses too.
We want to work with every individual, campaign and group that's interested in building the broadest and strongest movement possible to defend our education system and fight back against the cuts. Join us.
But enough of the formality of our goals. If you are interestead in organsing, participating or even just watching events ranging from debates to music festivals this is the society for you. As a group we aim to be participatory and inclusive and welcome anyone and everyone who wants to change the world and society we live in.