Students’ unions are higher education’s “sector within a sector”. Having spent most of her career working in the student movement, Kate Little reflects on her recent wonk-move to a university.
Sajid Javid didn’t like students’ unions a great deal in the 1990s – Mark Leach takes a quick look at an interesting history of the new Secretary of State’s involvement in student politics.
It is now twenty years since the 1994 Education Act, an important moment for students’ unions and the higher education sector at large. Much has changed since, both inside the student movement and outside where perceptions of students and representation has been constantly evolving. Alex Bols takes a look at the last 20 years of evolution and how it might inform the next 20 years of students’ unions.