NUS Black Student Conference 2016 Votes on… Abolishing Prisons

In case you weren’t aware, NUS delegates take their jobs representing students extremely seriously…

So seriously in fact, that when NUSBlack16 delegates meet today in Bradford, the prison-industrial complex will find itself under their crosshair.

Because, erm, in case you also weren’t aware, the prison-industrial complex is a vitally important issue for students.

It, err, relates to student issues because… of “discrimination and the pursuit of profit”.

The prison-industrial complex weighs on student’s minds far more than the cost of text books, student accommodation and one2one tuition time – naturally.

Good for you NUSBlack16 – keep on keeping on, you’re working absolute wonders for NUSceptics.

In decisions past, NUS reps have voted to ban gay men’s representatives “because they don’t face oppression“, cross dressing, and pole fitness classes – because, you guessed it, oppression.

In other news, the Universities of Hull, Newcastle and Lincoln took the plunge and decided that the NUS no longer represented their views.

Is it any wonder why?

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See what else NUS has banned in our NUS Watch Section – although we can’t guarantee it will be online forever, because you never know what NUS, in its infinite power, will ban next.


UPDATE: Catch up on the vote and reactions


  1. ah … the loonies of the NUS. Takes me back to when I was a student.

    After the maximum 2 years as pres, our ‘outgoing’ leftie pres decided he wanted another term and didnt want to answer questions about where the money had gone – “no money for events this year man … sorry about that”. So amendments were sneaked onto a secret committee meeting (stuffed with his mates) and passed that he could run again.

    Come the elections, about 20 of us followed the ballot boxes everywhere and demanded that they be counted in plain view. After a brief standoff, the prez was massively defeated, the books audited to find fraud on a pretty impressive scale and our now ex leftie pres vanished never to be seen again.


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