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Students locked in at universities as system profits

Students locked in at universities as system profits 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

Students to strike for the climate

Students to strike for the climate School strikers around the world were set to take action this Friday to demand that governments take the climate emergency seriously

Exams U-turn shows that action can beat the Tories

Exams U-turn shows that action can beat the Tories Students have taught all of us a lesson in class war. Protest gets results.

Furious students protest over A-Levels scandal

Furious students protest over A-Levels scandal Students marched in central London on Friday demanding that Tory education secretary Gavin Williamson resign. They chanted 'No Tories, no cheats, no Eton elites'.

Action needed on university funding

Action needed on university funding The UCU union has launched a campaign demanding the government puts forward a plan to protect universities and colleges.

Huge meetings of parents boost fight against unsafe schools opening

Huge meetings of parents boost fight against unsafe schools opening Over 580 people joined a meeting in Redbridge, 185 in Coventry and 140 in Hackney

Starvation and racism – life for Britain’s international students under lockdown

08 May 2020
Some international students are “starving” during the coronavirus lockdown, a charity has warned. And new research published this week shows that Asian students have also suffered an increase in racism.

Why are we addicted to fossil fuels? Michael Moore’s new film doesn’t have the answer

06 May 2020
New film Planet of the Humans could damage the environmental movement

No retreat as university strikers keep up the fight on all fronts

06 March 2020
UCU union strikers report new faces on picket lines and strong support from students. But some union leaders are prepared to settle for well short of what workers deserve.

University bosses admit damage caused by casual contracts

04 March 2020
A key demand of university strikers is wholly correct admit employers

Universities strike day 2 - ‘All the issues are joined together’

21 February 2020
Workers took to the picket lines on Friday at 62 universities. Workers are fighting casual contracts, low pay, spiralling workloads, pay gaps and attacks on pensions.

First day of strike at universities was a big success

20 February 2020
Strikers reported strong picket lines, solidarity from students, donations from other trade unionists and an upbeat mood.

As bosses try to undermine solidarity with UCU - students say back the strikes

19 February 2020
University bosses are trying to undermine solidarity with striking workers ahead of a major wave of walkouts due to start on Thursday.

School climate strikers furious at government inaction

14 February 2020
Thousands took part across Britain. but the movement needs to grow again

As UCU members prepare for 14 days of strikes - which universities are out when?

13 February 2020
Strikes will hit some 74 universities across Britain in February and March, as UCU union members stage 14 days of strikes.

UCU calls 14 days of walkouts in 74 universities

04 February 2020
Strikes will hit 74 universities across Britain in February and March.

Sixth form college workers get set for more strikes over funding and pay

04 February 2020
Workers at 34 sixth form colleges were set to strike on Wednesday of next week.

Letters—Media racism exposed in coverage of coronavirus

04 February 2020
Panic around the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan has led to a rise in racist attacks against Chinese and East Asian people.

York students say they won’t be divided by coronavirus fears

02 February 2020
 Students fear a rise in racism after the first British cases of coronavirus infection were revealed to be from their university.

Wildcat strike and upbeat student rally at Soas university in London

23 January 2020
Hundreds of students and workers protested at management attacks on staff and education

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