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Usman Ali

Vice-President Higher Education for the National Union of Students

Usman Ali is the Vice-President Higher Education for the National Union of Students, which is the national voice for 7 million students in Britain

A Lesson in Courage

In Britain, our student political battles, in comparison, can feel a little boring. Stepping outside and engaging with other students internationally is healthy - the NUS is an organisation with a global reach. My time in Libya reminded me that students have always been the courageous force of change - which is precisely why Gadaffi targeted them.
12/04/2012 22:55 BST