Upcoming Events

Anti-Fees Teach-in

November 24, 2010 16:00

Room D138, Portland Building, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham

Day of Action Against Cuts and Fees

November 30, 2010 11:30


Meet at the steps of the Portland Building, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham

Take Action Against the Cuts

December 06, 2010 14:30


Great Hall, Trent Building, University of Nottingham

UCU Open Forum

January 26, 2011 13:00

C11, Portland Building, University of Nottingham

National Demo against cuts and fees

January 29, 2011 08:30

Demo in London.

Coaches leave Nottingham Trent SU at 8:30am, Nottingham Uni (Portland Building) at 9am

Lecture:JoNina Abron Ervin- Driven by the Movement

October 10, 2013 17:00


Room A41 The Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD.

Open to all.

Time: 5.00pm-7.00pm.

See link below for directions.


In ‘university_of_nottingham’

Support grows for Uni of Nottingham whistleblower


There has been growing anger at the University of Nottingham’s attempts to silence Dr Rod Thornton, author of a critical article which exposes the complicity of university management in the wrongful arrests of the ‘Nottingham Two’. A student and a member of staff – Rizwaan Sabir and Hicham Yezza – were arrested as suspected terrorists in May 2008. On Tuesday 10th May, a letter calling…

Censorship at University of Nottingham


Last week, an article entitled, ‘Radicalisation at universities or radicalisation by universities?’ by University of Nottingham academic Rod Thornton was published, shedding more light on the case of the “Nottingham Two”. This article has now been removed from the website of the British International Studies Association (BISA) allegedly under pressure from the University, who have also now sus…

University whistleblower suspended

Dr Rod Thornton was suspended this afternoon by Nottingham University for exposing how the university caused the arrest of two innocent men as suspected terrorists. The new whistle-blowing report from Dr Thornton – ‘How a student’s use of a library book became a “major Islamist plot”’ – exposed how senior University management reported the men and undertook a subsequent campaign to discredit them …

'Al-Qaeda Arrest' Whistleblower Silenced

The website of the British International Studies Association [1] has removed a whistle-blowing article written by Dr Rod Thornton [2], a former soldier turned academic who served in a counter-terrorism role in Northern Ireland. Dr Thornton’s article – ‘How a student’s use of a library book became a “major Islamist plot”’ - exposes how senior management at the University of Nottingham…

New light shed on the Nottingham Two


An extensive paper on the case of the Nottingham Two has been published by University of Nottingham academic, Rod Thornton. Pieced together from heavily redacted Freedom of Information requests, Rizwaan Sabir’s Data Protection Access requests and even meetings with Special Branch officers, it paints a damning picture of the University’s management. Entitled Radicalisation at universities o…

Administrate This! 19th April


From 18th-20th April, the University of Nottingham hosted a meeting of the Association of University Administrators. Minister for Universities David Willetts was to attend, but had dropped out in advance. In response, Nottingham Students Against Fees and Cuts organised a protest.

Uni of Nottingham Occupation: Update

‘Nottingham Students defy the freeze to continue their fight for Higher Education’

 Despite the snow and the heating being turned off, Nottingham Students are occupying the Great Hall in the Trent Building of Nottingham University, for a second day since Tuesday afternoon. Following a general meeting at 1pm today, the students are organising a programme of alternative education, film…

Uni of Nottingham occupied in anti-fees protest


As part of a second day of action against fees and cuts, students at Nottingham University have occupied The Great Hall in The Trent Building on University Park. Occupiers are encouraging to supporters to visit them. Donations of food, bedding etc are welcome.

A third day of action is planned for Saturday 4th December (note this was originally planned for Sunday, but has been brought forward).


Nottingham students protest cuts


Nottingham students joined the nationwide protests against the proposed ConDem cuts to education on Wednesday. Around 60 students walked out of Toot Hill school in Bingham and had a rally in Nottingham Market Square. Meanwhile, students at the University of Nottingham marched from the Student Union to the Vice Chancellor's office, and later held a teach in.

Meanwhile the recently attacked Notting…