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Student demonstration calls for free education and an end to cuts

Student demonstration calls for free education and an end to cuts Hundreds of students marched through central London on Wednesday on a demonstration for free education and against university cuts.

‘Rhodes Must Fall’ movement comes from Fringe to London

‘Rhodes Must Fall’ movement comes from Fringe to London The Fall tells the story of the occupation that sparked a movement which challenged the legacy of apartheid in South Africa, writes Bruce George

Radical mood among students on campuses as the new university year begins

Radical mood among students on campuses as the new university year begins As students begin a new university year many are looking at the upheaval in politics—and the possibility of change.

Schools face real terms cuts as Greening announces no new money

Schools face real terms cuts as Greening announces no new money Tory education secretary Justine Greening confirmed this week that schools across England face real terms funding cuts.

Parents take to the streets of London against school funding cuts

Parents take to the streets of London against school funding cuts Hundreds of parents, children, teachers and others marched in London against school cuts today, Sunday.

School strikes in Ealing show the way to beat back academies

School strikes in Ealing show the way to beat back academies Strikes at a primary school in Ealing, west London, have scored a significant victory in a battle against academies.

Solid walkout in Scotland as EIS Fela members step up their fight

09 May 2017
College lecturers in Scotland walked out again today, Tuesday, for their third national strike in a fortnight. It was another demonstration that workers are prepared to take the bosses on.

Activists say, we’re going to teach the Tories a lesson over school funding cuts

09 May 2017
The Tories are in crisis over their planned education cuts. The first copy of the Evening Standard newspaper edited by former chancellor George Osborne last week ran a front page on the crisis.

Scottish college strikers turn up the heat on the SNP over pay and cuts

09 May 2017
The Scottish National Party (SNP) will be feeling the heat today, Wednesday, from a strike of over 4,600 EIS Fela union college lecturers. The workers' second walkout in seven days across 20 further education (FE) colleges across Scotland comes the day before every council is up for re-election.

Hundreds protest against Israeli ambassador Mark Regev at Soas

02 May 2017
Hundreds of students and their supporters protested outside the School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) yesterday evening, Thursday, as Israeli ambassador Mark Regev spoke inside.

Malia Bouattia losing NUS presidency is setback for left—but right haven't won

02 May 2017
Malia Bouattia lost her campaign to be re-elected as National Union of Students (NUS) president yesterday, Wednesday.

Lecturers defend their UCU union with a strike at Brighton university

04 April 2017
UCU union members at the University of Brighton walked out from 1pm last Friday.

Striking cleaners take on KCL bosses

26 January 2017
Cleaners at Kings College London (KCL) began a 48-hour strike today, Thursday, in response to massive workloads and understaffing.

Defeat for government over higher education bill should encourage resistance

10 January 2017
Lords voted against the government yesterday, Monday, to support an amendment to the Higher Education and Research Bill.

Chopper close shave shows why offshore workers' fight for safety is needed

10 January 2017
A helicopter shuttling workers between the Elgin and West Franklin platforms ran into difficulties resulting in the chopper coming inches away from falling into the sea, an offshore worker writes

Students’ action on rents wins victory

06 December 2016
Students at Goldsmiths University celebrated a victory last week as the university agreed to wave some £650,000 in rent for halls of residence.

Thousands join march to stop attacks on education

22 November 2016
Students and lecturers marched together in central London today, Saturday, in defence of education.

News round-up - join 19 November protest in London to defend education

25 October 2016
Students and lecturers will unite for education and march through London on Saturday 19 November. They will be saying no to cuts, no to fees and no to debt.

South African students appeal to workers for support in a fight against the system

19 October 2016
A revolt by students in South Africa against a tuition fee rise has grown into an all-out fight for quality, free and decolonised education.

LETTERS: Huge debt puts off working class people from studying

07 September 2016
I’m 18 and about to start a Bachelors degree. I’m also from a working class family in the North, that huge part of England the government doesn’t seem to know exists.

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