Thursday, 17 November 2016

International Day of Students

The 17th of November is the International Students' Day, an international observance of student activism. The date commemorates the anniversary of the 1939 Nazi storming of the University of Prague after demonstrations against the killing of Jan Opletal and the occupation of Czechoslovakia, and the execution of nine student leaders, over 1200 students sent to concentration camps, and the closing of all Czech universities and colleges.

                    The day was first marked in 1941 in London by the International Students' Council (which had many refugee members) in accord with the Allies, and the tradition has been kept up by the successor International Union of Students, which has been pressing with National Unions of Students in Europe and other groups to make the day an official United Nations observance.

The University of Salford is committed to the welfare and development of its students and offers support and guidance through such services as askUS, based in University House and,of course, the Students' Union.

The Library offers many excellent resources to support students in all their areas of study, including, from EBSCO, British Education Index and ERIC, the Educational Resources Information Centre.

Don't forget to check Library Search for all your Library needs.

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