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Is university online teaching an inferior form of learning?

Is university online teaching an inferior form of learning? Does online learning leave students short-changed? As more and more virus-hit universities suspend face to face teaching, it can seem like students are getting a worse education.

Students and workers demand action over coronavirus at universities

Students and workers demand action over coronavirus at universities In Manchester students gathered and then walked down the road, holding flares and blocking traffic.

Workers are stepping up the fight for safety at universities

Workers are stepping up the fight for safety at universities Higher education workers are organising to defend safety and jobs as coronavirus tears through universities  

University virus chaos shows why we need resistance - join the day of action

University virus chaos shows why we need resistance - join the day of action Students and workers are preparing for a day of action on Friday as cases of Covid-19 continue to soar in universities across Britain.

Activists call national day of action to protect jobs and safety in universities

Activists call national day of action to protect jobs and safety in universities Students and university workers have called a day of action for Friday 16 October to defend jobs and safety. It comes as Covid-19 continues to spread rapidly in university accommodation across the country.

Heriot-Watt strike ballot over threat of 130 job cuts

Heriot-Watt strike ballot over threat of 130 job cuts Members of the UCU union at Heriot-Watt University based in Edinburgh are being balloted for strikes over compulsory job losses.

Students locked in at universities as system profits

26 September 2020
Thousands of people are isolating in student accommodation after a spate of virus outbreaks at universities. Students told Sophie Squire that they are being left without support—and slammed the ‘entirely predictable’ crisis

Solidarity with Soas strikes planned to fight redundancies

14 September 2020
Unison union members at Soas University of London are set to strike on Tuesday and Wednesday next week.

Socialist on ballot paper for Unison general secretary + Soas strike vote + Trans rights march

07 September 2020
Socialist candidate Paul Holmes has won enough nominations to guarantee a place on the ballot paper for the Unison union general secretary election.

University workers rally and protest against mass job cuts

18 August 2020
UCU union members held protests and an online rally on Thursday of last week over job cuts.

Solidarity with the fightback in universities

11 August 2020
UCU union activists planed protests and rallies on Thursday this week against mass job cuts and the gutting of education.

Step up universities fight after rotten deal rejected

03 August 2020
Workers in the UCU union across the higher education sector have voted to reject the employers’ offer to end the “four fights” dispute.

Reports round up: Keep up the university fights on jobs, pay, equality 

27 July 2020
UCU union members were expecting this week to hear the results of their consultative ballot on the employers’ offer in the “Four Fights” dispute.

UCU says reject new offer

14 July 2020
Activists in the UCU union are organising to reject an offer on long-running disputes over pay, contracts, workload and equality.

UCU union levy row + firefighters’ pay + Drax strike vote

07 July 2020
Activists in the UCU union are resisting a planned levy on members announced by general secretary Jo Grady.

University workers fight a wave of new attacks

30 June 2020
UCU union members in ­universities and colleges across Britain are fighting a swathe of attacks on jobs and pay.

Action needed on university funding

16 June 2020
The UCU union has launched a campaign demanding the government puts forward a plan to protect universities and colleges.

Blackburn and Coventry college workers face a battle over job cuts

01 June 2020
The UCU union has denounced a plan by bosses at Blackburn College to slash jobs while giving top managers more money.

Workplaces round-up: University workers fight major attacks + Medway Norse + fighting council and fire ccuts

26 May 2020
Workers at Roehampton university are fighting plans to attack jobs and pay. The university has announced a voluntary severance scheme and 15 percent of academic posts are at risk.

University workers build resistance to throw out a rotten deal

26 May 2020
A major revolt among rank and file UCU union members in universities is taking place. 

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