Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
16 June 2010
ON 9 June the new universities minister, David Willetts, gave his clearest indication yet of his government's intention to raise tuition fees, writes Claire Laker-Mansfield.
25 November 2009
Earlier in the year, Bangor university vice-chancellor, Merfyn Jones, announced £5 million in cuts to be made at the same time as receiving a 9%, above inflation, pay rise, writes Iain Dalton.
11 November 2009
The higher education funding review that will look at university fees levels began on 9 November. On the same day a Compass/YouGov poll showed that only 12% of the public believe the review should even...
22 September 2009
According to the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary universities are "formed for the purpose of giving and receiving instruction in a fixed range of subjects at a level beyond that provided at a school", writes Sarah Sachs-Eldridge.
12 August 2009
Autumn is fast approaching, but this will be an autumn like no other. Young people, who have grown up in the boom and have aspirations of a decent life, are now seeing their futures snatched away as jobs.
Stephen Burrell, Birmingham YFJ, argues that it is vital that socialists reach out to as many young people as possible.
8 July 2009
University fees are to be raised by 2.04% in 2010, taking them to £3,290 a year. This means that top-up fees have increased by almost £300 since they were introduced three years ago, writes Stephen Burrell, Birmingham Socialist Students.
19 March 2009
Campaign to defeat fees: Last month Wes Streeting, president of the National Union of Students, claimed that "moving to the right on tuition fees makes sense", writes Stephen Burrell, Birmingham Socialist Students.
4 March 2009
A LOUD and militant march of over a thousand students took place in central London on 25 February. It demanded free education and living grants for all. It further called for mass opposition to university...
28 January 2009
NUS leadership severs links with students: The National Union of Students (NUS) governance review was passed at an extraordinary conference on 20 January in Wolverhampton, writes Ben Robinson.
3 December 2008
AROUND 100 students attended a Campaign to Defeat Fees (CDF) protest at Southampton University on 1 December...
22 October 2008
Bail out the students - not the bankers! - Campaign to Defeat Fees protest, photo Bob Severn
22 October 2008
London: The chant of, "Stop the fees, stop the debt. Give us what the bankers get!" was heard up and down Victoria Street as Socialist Students protested outside the Department of Innovation, Universities and...
8 October 2008
Build a mass movement for free education: SINCE THE New Labour government brought in tuition fees eleven years ago, students have been told that "debt is good." The government claimed that the university fees and loans system increased social mobility, that all students who graduate would have their debts cancelled out by increased earnin, writes Iain Dalton, Bangor Socialist Students, and Matt Dobson Socialist Students national organiser.
24 September 2008
At Northumbria freshers fair it was very interesting to hear what students are saying. Socialist Students members campaign on a number of issues and it appeared that students are concerned about all of them...
9 July 2008
THE GOVERNMENT is currently scheduled to 'review' the cap on university fees, with the prospect of the maximum chargeable amount being lifted from £3,000 a year to £5,000 or maybe more, writes Ben Robinson.
25 June 2008
Socialist Students: On Wednesday 18 June, Southampton University Students Union (SUSU) picketed the University of Southampton senate meeting...
7 May 2008
Bangor Socialist Students held a protest on 23 April encouraging the student union to support the Campaign to Defeat Fees (CDF), which follows several weeks of gathering support for the cause, writes James Nock, Bangor Socialist Students.
16 April 2008
On Saturday 12 April, Portsmouth students union, aided by Socialist Students members, held its inaugural Activist Academy, which brought together around 30 campaigners during the course of the day from groups across the south. Will Schafer-Peek, Southampton Socialist Students reports.
2 April 2008
Home Secretary Jacqui Smith recently announced plans for ID cards to be introduced on a 'voluntary' basis for certain groups, including students, writes Steve Sweeney, Cambridge Socialist Students.
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