The Another Education Is Possible campaign was launched on Saturday of last week, with 170 delegates from universities across Britain attending the launch conference.
The initiative has been set up by a range of sabbatical officers, student activists and campaigning groups who want to resist attacks on education.
The day included a number of workshops and a debate between NUS president Wes Streeting and Rob Owen from the NUS national executive on what kind of student movement we need.
Bonolo Woracker from NUS black students’ committee said, “I thought it was a great conference and found it really inspiring to be in a room full of so many passionate activists, people who care about representation and an alternative.
“This was a big step forward for the student movement.”
The last session allowed the students to discuss and vote on some basic demands. A motion was passed to protest outside the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills over the £200 million missing from university budgets on 14 November.
Rob Owen said, “Today has allowed us to begin to form a network of activists on the ground to respond to the crisis, reshape the debate around education and build a movement to win.”