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The recent wave of student occupations in solidarity with Gaza has highlighted a renewed political consciousness among students, and the success that can be achieved through direct action. The spontaneous and independent basis of the occupations also revealed the potential for mobilisation through grass-roots organising in channels outside of the National Union of Students. In the midst of such developments, a referendum among students on the University of Sussex's affiliation to the National Union of Students was held last month. Those who voted 'yes' to affiliation won by a staggering 87.4%.