Students are pretty committed to action on the climate crisis – and its activist wing is increasingly turning to direct action and protest to shake the state and institutions like universities out of perceived inaction. Meanwhile campuses are seeing increased protest activity in the wake of the Hamas-Israel war – all in the context of heavy demands to reduce harassment and disruption, improve progress on Net Zero and secure free speech. This session will examine the contours of these debates and attempt to plot a way forward for the future.