Students from several universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, are threatening to vote to break away from the National Union of Students.
It follows the controversial election of new president, Malia Bouattia, the NUS's first black female Muslim leader.
Ms Bouattia has been accused of making anti-Semitic remarks - including calling the University of Birmingham "something of a Zionist outpost".
She has insisted her argument was political rather than one of religion.
Harry Samuels, an NUS delegate from the University of Oxford,…