Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
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.
23 June 2015
Join the budget day protests on Wednesday 8th July! George Osborne isn't content with tripling tuition fees or closing down youth services. On 8 July he'll announce more cuts
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
20 May 2015
Protest at re-opening of parliament on 27 May: Shock at election result has quickly turned into anger and action
8 April 2015
They called the leaders' debate last Thursday the meeting of "The Magnificent Seven", but Disney's 'Seven Dwarfs' could have done better - with Dopey surpassing Farage any day!
11 March 2015
Socialist Students members organised a march for free education of around 150 in Leeds on 6 March. Students and young workers were attracted from across Yorkshire
25 February 2015
Labour's recent announcement that, given a win at the up-coming elections, they plan on reducing tuition fees to £6,000 a year would be laughable to students if it was not a complete insult
26 November 2014
On 19 November, over 5,000 joined lively march
12 November 2014
Students marching on 19 November 2014 will rightly be asking what the next steps are for our movement today. How can we rebuild an effective movement to challenge the government and end austerity in education?
1 October 2014
The general election may be eight months away, but the three main parties have already embarked on a mission to remake their images and shore up support
10 September 2014
Going to university is supposed to be a stepping stone to a job which you couldn't get without a degree. The reality is that, because of Westminster politicians, the only thing guaranteed for students after completing a degree is debt
3 September 2014
We now have to stay in compulsory education until we're 18, without Education Maintenance Allowance
24 July 2014
In the latest government u-turn, Vince Cable announced that the student loan sell-off will be scrapped
27 November 2013
Polly Toynbee's recent Guardian column (22 November) contained a damning criticism of the Con-Dems' treatment of young people, writes Ian Pattison, Youth Fight for Jobs.
11 September 2013
This autumn's new students will be the second batch forced to pay the Con-Dems' extortionate £9,000 a year price tag for university education, writes Ian Pattison , Socialist Students national chair.
19 June 2013
'Keep calm about university fees' was the slogan of a government funded advertising campaign aimed at mitigating the effects of fee hikes on application numbers in 2011, writes Claire Laker-Mansfield.
7 March 2012
Walkout 14 March: Students arriving at university in September will be the first to pay the new £9,000 tuition fees and by that time, EMA student payments could be a thing of the past. What can students do to change things?
7 March 2012
Tens of thousands in battle against massive rise in tuition fees: A powerful students' struggle is sweeping over Quebec, the French speaking province of Canada. Over 65,000 university and high school students are currently engaged in an indefinite general strike
11 January 2012
"Thanks but no thanks": In October, Youth Fight for Jobs (YFJ) activists, marched over 300 miles from Jarrow to London to hand a petition into Downing Street demanding job creation instead of workfare, bringing back EMA student payments, scrapping tuition fees, saving youth services and building affordable housing...
9 November 2011
Last month it was revealed that as the Ucas university application service opened for 2012, applications were down by 9% on last year...
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