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Student action wins big rent cut in Manchester

Student action wins big rent cut in Manchester Students at the University of Manchester (UoM) have won a 30 percent cut in rents for this term after months of protest.

Thousands of school and college students face anxiety over exams

Thousands of school and college students face anxiety over exams Over 700,000 students across England are due to take exams next summer. They have suffered months of disruption because of the pandemic.  

Students speak out—‘We will not back down’

Students speak out—‘We will not back down’ In Bristol a rent strike by 1,400 students has forced the university to make some concessions including the promise that activists won’t be disciplined.

Students build resistance to bullying universities

Students build resistance to bullying universities Students are using rent strikes, occupations and protests to take on appalling treatment by their universities. 

Manchester students continue occupation against university's pandemic treatment

Manchester students continue occupation against universitys pandemic treatment Students at the University of Manchester have continued their occupation of Owen Park tower in protest of their university's dangerous policies during the pandemic.

Manchester university students occupy over contemptuous coronavirus treatment

Manchester university students occupy over contemptuous coronavirus treatment A group of students at the University of Manchester went into occupation on Thursday. They are protesting at their university's treatment of students and staff during the pandemic.

French teachers strike for better virus safety measures

11 November 2020
French teachers struck and demonstrated in large numbers on Tuesday demanding coronavirus safety. But they also raised many other educational demands.

Students and teachers in France continue protests and strikes to demand safety

07 November 2020
A French education union has called a national strike for next Tuesday to enforce coronavirus safety in schools.

LETTERS—Time to tear down the jails

06 November 2020
One of my young family members was in prison a while ago. During our visit we were treated like prisoners ourselves—made to wait endlessly in the shabby, dirty facilities.

Students tear down fencing at Manchester campus as rage boils at lockdown treatment

06 November 2020
Students say they have been treated with contempt by the authorities during the pandemic

Teachers’ strikes and student blockades in France over lack of virus safety in schools

03 November 2020
Thousands of teachers struck across France on Monday and Tuesday in protest at the lack of coronavirus safety in schools.

School students organise powerful anti-racist revolt

21 October 2020
Students at Nonsuch High School For Girls in Cheam, west of London, have launched a fight against racism in their school. Their committed protests have included an 800-strong demonstration at the school.

Is university online teaching an inferior form of learning?

19 October 2020
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

16 October 2020
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

15 October 2020
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

15 October 2020
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

11 October 2020
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.

Letters—No job leaves me asking what was the point of college?

09 October 2020
Finally graduating from university after three years is an overwhelming feeling.

Letters—Don’t let them copy Australia’s offshore detention centres 

04 October 2020
Home Secretary Priti Patel’s proposal to dump asylum seekers on the remote volcanic outcrop of Ascension Island is mimicking Australia’s racist refugee policy.

Student protests as coronavirus sweeps through universities

03 October 2020
As Covid-19 outbreaks in universities spread across Britain, students and staff are gearing up for a fightback against universities who have put profits before safety.

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