Faced with Parliament's vote in favour of the tuition fee hike, it is vital that those of us who are campaigning against it avoid the twin temptations of giving up or resorting to violence. The Guardian today (13 December) published a letter from Ekklesia and the Student Christian Movement suggesting that active nonviolence is the best way forward.
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.
Financial cutbacks by the Church of England could leave two south coast universities as the only universities in England with no Anglican chaplain. The Diocese of Winchester is considering axing the posts in response to a budget deficit.
Hundreds of student activists from across Britain have spent the weekend in Manchester exploring their response to climate change and corporate power, after a year that has seen a resurgence in student activism at universities around the country.