NUS plans for Thursday December 9

An e-mail released to Active Political Leadership e-mail group by NUS:

Following a meeting with UCU and the police today we have made the following changes to the schedule on Thursday:

10.30-1.30pm
Lobby briefings. NUS staff will be supporting you in preparing for your meeting with your MP. This will be a chance for you to ask questions and become familiar with the arguments. The venue for lobby briefings is yet to be confirmed.

11.00 -1.00pm
Pre-arranged meetings with MPs. Please arrange a meeting with your MP and let us know before Thursday to make sure that you will be able to lobby them before the vote. We would encourage you to meet your MP at Portcullis House, a map can be found here. It is also advised that you make sure your MP has your mobile number in case they need to rearrange the meeting.

1.00 – 3.00pm
We will be holding a general lobby at this time. A general lobby is where you get the chance to green card your MP but it will be very busy and there will be long queues. Also, due to the high possibility of congestion outside Parliament you are advised to meet with your MP between 11-1.

3.00pm
UCU and NUS are sponsoring a rally in Westminster. The rally has already received official support from the TUC, NUT, FBU, RMT, PCS, GMB, CWU and NUJ with other trade unions, members of parliament and public figures adding their names all the time. The rally will take place on Victoria Embankment.

4.30pm
As the rally closes, we will begin a ‘candlelit vigil’ at 4:30pm, aiming to create 9,000 points of light – one for each £ of the proposed new tuition fee limit.

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