Michael Chessum for NUS Vice President Higher Education

We are in the middle of the biggest peacetime generational betrayal in modern British history: on top of the abolition of EMA and the tripling of undergraduate fees, this government is trying to abolish education as a public service at the same time as it has made millions unemployed, and as it is attacking the foundations of the welfare state: the NHS, housing and pensions.

As well as pushing on representation, admissions, appeals and hidden course costs, we need an NUS that is willing to take on these attacks and fight for our future to become a serious mass movement. Elect me to make NUS the united and fighting force that we need it to be.