Since leaving full-time education, I have worked with the student movement in several ways – through backing campaigns, through being employed by a students' union, through giving freelance media training to groups such as People & Planet and the Student Christian Movement.
And I have never felt more proud to be associated with the student movement than I do this week.
Christian students from across Britain have prayed for courage to engage in activism and mission at the end of the annual conference of the Student Christian Movement (SCM), which took place in Derbyshire this weekend.
Four anti-nuclear activists who took part in a mass protest at the Aldermaston nuclear base have been found not guilty of obstructing the highway after the prosecution failed to improve that they were even on the highway, let alone obstructing it.
Protesters from the campaigning group Plane Stupid have today mounted a hight profile protest against the proposed Heathrow third runway by waving banners from the roof the the parliament building, in a major breach of security.