All Around the UK subcategories:
UK Towns and cities keywords:
Suspended student union president continues fight for reinstatement
Shana Begum, elected president of Bolton University Student Union and Socialist Party member, was suspended by university management four months ago, just as students were leaving for the summer break.
Rather than allowing one of the union's elected vice-presidents to take over as acting president while the university's allegations are investigated, management has instead installed a totally unelected member to take over Shana's responsibilities.
Also, in an unprecedented move, union trustees have been informed that the university is suspending the block grant given to the student union.
Shana said: "Students returning to their studies at the University of Bolton this year are attending an institution where student democracy has been totally shutdown.
"I have been suspended on spurious grounds, after being re-elected for a second term in office by an overwhelming majority.
"I am determined to defend student democracy. This blatant attempt to silence me is, in my opinion, a result of my determination to represent students with complaints against the university and raise uncomfortable questions about the treatment of international students and other groups.
"This matter isn't going away. These are the actions of a university management anxious to silence anyone who tries to challenge their agenda."
8 Apr Tory lies cost lives
6 Apr End of the Corbyn era
Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777
Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206
Regional Socialist Party organisers:
Eastern: 079 8202 1969
East Mids: 077 3797 8057
London: 07748 534 891
North East: 078 4114 4890
North West 079 5437 6096
South West: 077 5979 6478
Southern: 078 3368 1910
Wales: 079 3539 1947
West Mids: 024 7655 5620
Yorkshire: 077 0671 0041