The "students not suspects" campaign is inviting to a public meeting:
8 February 2010 , 17:00 - 20:00, The Stretch, Dixon Road, Goldsmiths SE14 6NW
The new ‘points based’ immigration rules represent a serious threat to campus democracy and freedom of speech. They require non-EU students and staff to have biometric ID cards if they extend their visas, involve demands on the financial background of applicants and mean that staff are obliged to report students to the UK Border Agency when they have not attended regularly.We feel these rules are unfair, unwarranted and undemocratic.
Speakers: Tony Benn, Robert Sharp, Campaigns Manager, English PEN
Sean Vernell, National Executive, University and College Union (UCU)
Bellavio Ribeiro-Addy, NUS Black Students' Officer