A must read for those who still maintain that non-EU international students are rarely involved in British student activism. As Sarah Webster shows, from the the 1950s till now, BME international students have been at the forefront of the student movement, especially resisting racist housing policy and the increase of tuition fees.
This is the first in a series of guest posts by Sarah Webster, based on her fascinating PhD research into British student activism since 1945.
Manchester has a reputation as the home of radical politics and ideas. That history includes protest and activism by the city’s university and college students. These blog posts will outline examples of race-related activism by University of Manchester (UoM) students in the twentieth century. Their activism has encompassed opposition to racist regimes in southern Africa, anti-fascist activism and campaigns on global poverty. This first post focuses on activism and support for international students in Manchester after 1945.
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