The new leader of the National Union of Students has been elected on a platform of calling for a national strike at Britain’s universities. Zamzam Ibrahim, 24, said in her manifesto the strike would be for free education, better maintenance grants for less wealthy students and the return of a post-study work visa for people from abroad, her manifesto says. Ms Ibrahim sparked controversy in 2017 when online posts she made as a 16-year-old came to light, which said she wanted to ‘oppress white people’ and see an ‘Islamic takeover’. She insists they were ‘taken out of context’ and her views have changed .Ms Ibrahim was president of the students’ union at Salford University and is the third female ethnic minority NUS leader in a row, taking the reins from Shakira Martin. She also claims that racism is ‘running rampant on our campuses’. – Full article can be read here – Jaydafransen.online.