Saturday, 30 January 2010

Public Meeting at Goldsmiths with Tony Benn.

Our campaign at Goldsmiths is gathering steam and our next event is the public meeting on the 8th February, at Goldsmiths SU.

We have a panel of guest speakers, including reps from the UCU, PEN and NUS, plus Tony Benn. They will be discussing the impact of PBI and the threat it poses to our civil liberties, both for overseas and British students.

Hope to see you there

Friday, 29 January 2010

We Are Not Border Agents!!

For those of you new to the debate surrounding Points Based Immigration, here's a BBC article explaining what is being asked of university academics and why many of them are refusing to comply.

Let's keep our universities from becoming branches of the UK Border Agency.

Sunday, 24 January 2010

No Borders, No Nations, Stop Deportations

Indymedia report from this weekend's No Borders demo.
A march from St Pancras International, through the heart of the city.

Take a look!

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Weekly Organising meetings [Thursdays 5pm RHB138]

We had our first weekly organising meeting today, please come down and join us next week! We're in RHB 138 at 5pm every thursday. We're focusing on many things but look for a page of links concerning advice and support for affected students.

also, here's two dates for your diaries.

Mon 8th Feb - Public meeting in the Strectch (top floor GSU). We're booking a range of speakers and looking to take a different angle than December's meeting. More on that soon.

Thurs 18th March - PBI Teach in. We're gonna have a range of academic speakers from within our uni and further afield and follow this up (hopefully) with some arts and music in the common room. Speakers and acts tbc. An artist group called Cabaret without borders hosted a similar event last year. We're gonna contact them to see if they're interested in collaborating. You can see their show here

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Our activity this week

Hi All,

This week you may have seen us in the corridor by loafers. We've been doing three things.

1. Raising awareness about PBSI
2. Asking people to sign a pledge against PBSI
3. Looking for international students who have suffered personally because of the new laws.

At the moment, we feel this last point is the most important. We've had responses from several students which indicates a fair number of international students are being unfairly harassesed as they try and enter the UK. We're appealing for all students who have experienced unfair and unwarranted treatment to contact us and get involved. We are aiming to set up a support page to give students information on their rights and advice on the best courses of action. So if you have been affected, leave a comment or email us at

Tomorrow we have an organising meeting in RHB 138 at 5pm. On the agenda we'll be discussing

-Strategies to publicise PBSI further within Goldsmiths
-Making links with other rights groups and universities. we're aiming for national co-ordination!
-Collecting student testimonies and offering legal advice and support
-details of our next public meeting (feb 10th top floor GSU) and details of a proposed teach in (sometime in March)
-anything else you feel warrants discussion.

Hope to see you there,

Monday, 18 January 2010

Hello everyone and welcome to our new webspace!

Excuse the basic nature, but we are still in the process of setting up after last week's brilliant organisational meeting (thanks to all who attended!). Hopefully this blog will function to provide a visual element to our campaign and give others (students or no) a chance to get to grips with the issue, read some first hand accounts from those who have experienced the horrors of our current immigration system and establish what they can do, as individuals, to help us move forward.

More details of future meetings, action and events will be up in the next few days.