GSF Academy Module 1 Lecture 2: “The History of the Student Movement: Understanding the Past to Shape the Future”

by | Oct 18, 2021 | GSF ALA Recordings, News

Mike Day is a Learning and Development Consultant, Day graduated from Lancaster University in Ancient History and holds Diplomas in Training Management and Genealogy/History of the Family. He has over forty years’ experience of working within the student movement at a local, national and international level.

The session will provide an overview of the history and development of national student organisations and examine the successes and failures of global student cooperation over the past century. It will look at the way in which student leadership has brought about positive social change and emphasise the importance of solidarity between national student organisations. By the end of the session participants will be able to: explain how and why some national student organisations emerged when they did and reflect on why previous attempts to create a student international have largely failed. We will identify the role of student movements in furthering other social movements and appreciate the importance of international solidarity between national student organisations while celebrating examples of student led solidarity action.