Students

stu30. NUS/AAM conference programme, 1977

In September 1971 the National Union of Students, AAM and Committee for Freedom in Mozambique, Angola and Guiné set up a student network to coordinate student campaigning on Southern Africa. Every year through the 1970s and early 1980s the network held an annual conference to discuss campaign priorities. This is the programme for the sixth conference, held at Loughborough University in July 1977.

stu31. NUS/AAM conference report, 1977

In September 1971 the National Union of Students, AAM and Committee for Freedom in Mozambique, Angola and Guiné set up a student network to coordinate student campaigning on Southern Africa. Every year through the 1970s and early 1980s the network held an annual conference to discuss campaign priorities. This is the report of the conference held at Loughborough University in July 1977. It was attended by 98 delegates from 45 student unions. The conference asked British students to step up action in response to the repression following the Soweto student uprising of 1976 and for pressure on the Labour government to act against the racist regimes in Southern Africa.

stu09. Leeds University Anti-Apartheid Bulletin

Leeds students campaigned for Leeds University to sell its shares in all companies with South African interests throughout the 1970s. In response to student pressure the university sold its holdings in ICI in 1973 and agreed to disinvest from firms whose South African involvement exceeded 5% of their total interests. This bulletin pointed out that this excluded firms which made a strategically important contribution to the apartheid economic like the oil companies Shell and BP.

stu33. NUS/AAM conference agenda, 1978

Agenda for the seventh NUS/AAM student conference held at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in July 1978. Every year through the 1970s and early 1980s the NUS/AAM student network held an conference to discuss campaign priorities.

po194. ‘Free Nelson Mandela’

The National Union of Students elected Nelson Mandela as its Vice-President after he was sentenced to life imprisonment in the Rivonia trial in 1964. In 1971 the NUS set up a student network to campaign on Southern Africa jointly with the Anti-Apartheid Movement. This poster was produced as part of its Southern Africa Campaign.

stu34. NUS/AAM conference leaflet, 1979

In September 1971 the National Union of Students, AAM and Committee for Freedom in Mozambique, Angola and Guiné set up a student network to coordinate student campaigning on Southern Africa. Every year through the 1970s and early 1980s the network held an annual conference to discuss campaign priorities. This notice publicises the conference held at the University of Warwick in July 1979. The conference programme included seminars on armed struggle, disinvestment, scholarships for students for Southern Africa and the internal settlement in Zimbabwe.

stu35. NUS/AAM conference paper, 1979

The eighth NUS/AAM annual student conference, held at the University of Warwick in July 1979, took place just after the Conservative Party won the British general election. This conference paper asked students to campaign against a British government ‘sell-out’ on Zimbabwe, to oppose Britain’s economic links with South Africa and to raise material support for the Southern African liberation movements.

po183. ‘Boycott Apartheid’

From 1970 the National Union of Students worked closely with the AAM, and students all over Britain joined anti-apartheid campaigns. This poster, showing South African school students in Soweto in 1976, called for a boycott of South African goods and support for the ANC.