Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
22 September 2016
After years of crippling Tory austerity, students face being worse off than previous generations
21 September 2016
Raising tuition fees, creation of for-profit universities, as well as the widely criticised teaching excellence framework, are all part of making higher education part of the marketplace.
31 August 2016
As the new academic term begins, students at schools, college and universities around the country face a year of important struggles. Here two young people comment on some of the difficulties facing working class students.
27 July 2016
The Tories want universities that meet their backbreaking 'teaching excellence framework' targets to be allowed to increase the cost of their courses with inflation. Universities including Manchester have already announced their fees will rise to £9,250 in 2017, before parliament has even considered the measure.
29 June 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Lecturers, train workers and cleaners on strike.
23 June 2016
University of Sheffield UCU lecturers were on strike today as part of the union's national campaign for a Fair Deal for Higher Education, writes Alistair Tice.
8 June 2016
Switched off, disengaged and bemused: these are just a few of the adjectives that have been used to describe the way young people are reacting to the current EU referendum debate
25 May 2016
UCU members were out in force for the first day of UK-wide two-day strike action against a paltry 1.1% pay offer
18 May 2016
The UCU has announced a 48-hour national strike on 25 and 26 May
18 May 2016
The Tories plan to lift the cap on tuition fees and allow tech firms to establish private universities
11 November 2015
The government is planning to remove the £9,000 fee cap
29 October 2015
Five years ago, Britain's streets erupted in mass student protests. Now, as thousands are again preparing to march in defence of education, the shadow of 2010 looms large.
9 September 2015
The Con-Dems trebled tuition fees, tried to privatise student debt and scrapped EMA grants.
2 September 2015
The UK's £75 billion deficit and £1.6 trillion debt were not caused by the disadvantaged, the poor, students or the working class, so why should we pay for a crisis we didn't create?
1 July 2015
Students graduating from university this year will be the first generation that faced £9,000 a year tuition fees over their three years. The Socialist Party campaigns for all fees to be scrapped.
10 June 2015
Build a mass movement to fight back: Thousands of "promising futures" are being put at risk by cuts. That's according to a survey of English councils by the Local Government Association (LGA). 90% have cut services for teenagers not in
3 September 2014
The Welsh Government announced on 20 August 2014 it had abolished the Financial Contingency Fund (FCF) for universities in Wales this academic year
23 April 2014
Higher education pay: Socialist Party members in UCU are recommending the rejection of employers' latest offer in the bitter, months-long higher education pay dispute
16 April 2014
Debates at the National Union of Students conference offered a clear choice
26 March 2014
Universities minister David Willetts has been forced to admit that student debt defaults are currently at about 45%
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