Clare Solomon, a leading socialist activist at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), is standing for President of the University of London Union (ULU), which encompasses students at different central London colleges.
Check out the new Clare Solomon for ULU President blog, which includes this:
'Two years ago the board removed all campaigning rights and budgets, turning ULU into a mainly commercial service. This year the student trustees and full-timers voted to bring this back. This is great news. Realistically, a students Union does need commercial services in order to fund all the campaigning but this should not be the priority or the focus. The more visible and vocal a union is the more students feel a part of it, the more they will visit and the better our finances will be. We need to make sure that our services are affordable to everyone so I will campaign against price increase and for more space to be available free to societies.'
Clare was one of the main organisers of the SOAS occupation in solidarity with Gaza, which was the first in a wave of over 30 student sit-ins across the country, last January. In the summer term she was central to the student occupation supporting SOAS cleaners, who faced persecution after their campaign for a living wage.
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