‘We can do a bit better on the movement side’

Meet the new NUS Scotland president seeking to reignite student activism

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Liam McCabe is a student activist, first and foremost, with union activism in his blood. The new president of students’ union NUS Scotland says that his first indication of this was at school, when he received the headteacher award for his involvement in the school community.

When he began his studies at Glasgow Caledonian University, joining the NUS was the logical next step. “My father was a trade unionist during the Thatcher years and my uncle was really involved as well,” he recalls. “My father always impressed on me that it is really important to be involved with a union. And that ...

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