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March for the Alternative | This Saturday

Hi All,

Today, UCU members are on strike in opposition to the damaging cuts in education. NUS has worked closely with UCU throughout our campaigns to oppose Government cuts and stands in solidarity with their strike action.

On Saturday 26 March thousands more trade union members, students and the public will join together in central London to oppose the catastrophic cuts happening across all sectors in the UK. Will you be joining us?

Timings and Transport
The March for the Alternative is taking place in central London on Saturday 26 March.The march will form up from 11am on Victoria Embankment and leave for Hyde Park around noon. The rally will begin at 1.30pm and finish around 4.30pm, with staggered starting points to allow for people to join and leave the rally throughout the afternoon.

If you are travelling by public transport please be aware of delays and congestion due to the sheer number of people expected to attend this event. If you have not already organised transport to London, False Economy are collating spare seats from transport organisers on their website. Click here to go to the False Economy website to see the transport map.

Useful links
March for the Alternative Website
TUC Top Tips for new marchers
Bringing home the cuts – Winner of the TUC video competition
Coach parking is almost full
Women marching against the cuts
Getting home after the rally

We are looking forward to marching in solidarity with those campaigning against the cuts, and we hope to see you there. There isn’t a specific marching point for NUS so we are just gathering on Victoria Embankment, look out for the NUS banner!

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email or Willow Wood (author of Lemon City III) at

In Unity,

Aaron Porter
NUS President


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