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University workers battles as job cuts bite

University workers battles as job cuts bite UCU union members at the University of East London (UEL) plan a two‑day strike from Monday.

Overseas university students starved by racist rules during coronavirus pandemic

Overseas university students starved by racist rules during coronavirus pandemic International students were encouraged to come to Britain despite the pandemic, so universities could make money from them. Now lockdowns, job cuts and a lack of support have left many struggling to survive, reports Sophie Squire

International round up: Students in Turkey ‘won’t back down’

International round up: Students in Turkey ‘won’t back down’ Student protests have swept across Turkey, beginning at Istanbul’s Bogazici university. They could develop into the biggest revolt by young people since the Gezi Park protests of 2013.

Letters—Union wrong to counterpose saving jobs to saving planet 

Letters—Union wrong to counterpose saving jobs to saving planet  Scarborough police broke up our socially-distanced anti‑offshore gas field demo this week.

Workers’ safety fights at colleges and universities

Workers’ safety fights at colleges and universities Union activists fought to resist the unsafe reopening of universities and colleges this week.

Students revolt against being treated without dignity

Students revolt against being treated without dignity Rent strikes and other actions are spreading

Rent strikes spread after student win at Manchester university

01 December 2020
Students at the University of Manchester (UoM) have won a 30 percent cut in rents for this term after months of protest.

Student action wins big rent cut in Manchester

26 November 2020
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

22 November 2020
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’

17 November 2020
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

17 November 2020
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

15 November 2020
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

12 November 2020
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.

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