Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
22 February 2017
The Tories are once again trying to privatise student debt.
4 January 2017
"42% of people in Northern Ireland live in fuel poverty and it is much higher among elderly households. 13,000 are using foodbanks and politicians do nothing, yet public money will pay for the heating of the Northern Ireland Ferrari showroom for the next 20 years."
9 November 2016
Join the #Nov19 national student march: Students have suffered greatly under brutal privatisation and austerity measures.
2 November 2016
Billionaires' club extends to UK; students refuse to award best digs prize; Plaid Cymru councillor loses rag when accused of cuts profits.
28 September 2016
A damning study by the Young Women's Trust has found that 18 to 30 year olds are living in a "suspended adulthood" due to a combination of lack of work and low pay.
28 September 2016
Reports from Socialist Students activities at freshers fairs as universities go back.
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.
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.
6 January 2016
NHS workers under attack: The attack launched on student nurse bursaries underlines the continued campaign the Tories are conducting against our NHS. NHS spending is at its lowest as a percentage of GDP since 1951, and the treasury is demanding a further £22 billion worth of cuts by 2020.
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.
23 September 2015
March against the Tories 4 October. Join the national student demo 4 November. Fight for student strikes.
16 September 2015
Arriving on campus this year? Student debt, super-expensive housing and the prospect of graduating to low-paid and insecure work will be on the minds of many
9 September 2015
The Con-Dems trebled tuition fees, tried to privatise student debt and scrapped EMA grants.
5 August 2015
Brief dispatches on the utter hypocrisy of bosses and their politicians.
3 September 2014
We now have to stay in compulsory education until we're 18, without Education Maintenance Allowance
22 January 2014
Part of a week of action opposing student loan privatisation: The Student Loan Company (SLC) is up for sale.
18 April 2012
Grants for Wales's poorest and disabled students are being cut by 15% in real terms.
10 December 2008
The government's latest target in its privatisation of the welfare state is the Social Fund. This fund has been in place since 1988 when it replaced single payments, which were non-repayable grants, with...
5 November 2008
When Gordon Brown took over as prime minister in July 2007 his promises to help students were met with a fanfare, writes Matt Dobson, Socialist Students national organiser.
15 February 2002
STUDENTS IN Wales will greet the recent announcement by the Labour-Liberal administration in the Welsh Assembly that they are restoring grants as a partial victory for their campaigning for "Grants not Fees"
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