In 2011, there was an attempt to start a UK branch of the International Students Movement – the old blog posts of which are still here. A group of us recently got together to re-create this platform. After a number of discussions, we now have a new statement explaining what we are, and a new structure for administering the blog, mailing list, etc. Please see the full description (bellow) for how you can get involved!
In addition to the collective statements explaining what ISM-UK and the ‘admin collective’ are, we also wanted to release the following about our relation to other organisations that are in formation at the moment:
“There are number of initiatives springing up in the UK student movement at the moment. While we think that what we are doing currently is both unique and useful, we do not want to reinvent the wheel or duplicate work that others are doing. We also do not want to see a situation where lots of groups that do basically the same thing end up competing for influence, or sapping energy through too much organisation and too little action. As such, we are open to merging with other networks/groups in the future, or even closing entirely should it become necessary.”