Students and Young People

Books not Bombs: Scrap Trident!

Student CND

We're in an era of austerity; the government is cutting funding for education, tuition fees have tripled, and the graduate job market is tougher than ever. But the government has, somehow, found £100 billion of funding – for new nuclear weapons.

Not only are nuclear weapons unethical and immoral, but Britain's nuclear weapons system is also useless. When faced with real modern day security threats like terrorism or climate change, Trident is completely irrelevant. See our 'No to Trident' campaign for more info.

Take action against nuclear weapons

Set up a CND society at your uni

Student CND groups have already been set up at the following universities:

University of Stirling

SOAS, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Students across the country have expressed an interest in starting new societies - if you're interested in setting one up yourselves, email for assistance. 

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Organise an event

Raise awareness with a talk, discussion panel, or information session. You could organise a talk to outline the objectives behind CND's campaigns – have a look at our Briefings and Info Sheets to help with this. If you want to organise a speaker for any of your events, just send us an email at

Film screenings are an easy and popular way of delivering information. Check out your university library to see what relevant films are available for loan.

Get some signatories for our petition! Petitioning is a vital part of our campaigning, and collecting signatures is a good way to start conversations and raise awareness about nuclear weapons. 

Get your student union to adopt a Scrap Trident motion

Student unions can adopt motions expressing their views on a range of subjects. The University of Manchester Student Union, Bristol University Union and the University of East Anglia Student Union have adopted motions supporting CND's campaign. If you would like to do the same, here's a draft motion you could use. If you're successful, remember to let us know (!

Other ways to get involved

Got some spare time on your hands? Have a look at our Volunteer/Intern opportunities.

Follow CND on Facebook and Twitter / Have a look at Youth and Student CND's page too

Lobby your candidates and help CND's General Election campaign

Keep an eye on our Events page for various upcoming meetings and activities

Click here to become a member of CND

Click here to see if there’s a local CND group near you

Take a look at our online shop


If you have any questions about Student CND, please contact / 020 77002393


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