Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
22 January 2014
Part of a week of action opposing student loan privatisation: The Student Loan Company (SLC) is up for sale.
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.
3 July 2013
This letter has been sent by Socialist Students to other left student groups to begin discussions about calling a national demonstration in the new academic year
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.
14 November 2012
The government's higher education reforms will "put students at the heart of the system", claimed universities minister David Willetts in 2011. To anyone with half a brain, let alone Willetts' famous 'two', this statement is laughable
31 October 2012
10 November 2010 saw more than 50,000 students take to the streets in protest. The government's onslaught was just beginning
26 September 2012
There's a part of me that almost feels sorry for Nick Clegg - trapped between dissatisfied grassroots Lib Dem members and rabid Tory back-benchers, writes Chaz Lockett
19 September 2012
Building the fight against fees, cuts and privatisation: In 2010, tens of thousands of students took to the streets against the tripling of tuition fees in England...
8 August 2012
On Saturday 4 August, over 35 Socialist Students organisers met to discuss campaigning in universities and colleges during 2012-13, writes Claire Laker-Mansfield, Socialist Students national organiser.
18 July 2012
'Education is a right not a privilege' was one of the main slogans of the tens of thousands of students who protested in 2010, writes Claire Laker-Mansfield, Socialist Students national organiser.
21 March 2012
The one thing not lacking on our university campuses, in our schools and at our colleges is anger. We've already seen the Con-Dems triple fees and scrap EMA. Now students face courses cut to the bone,...
15 March 2012
Southampton's Tory hypocrite brought to book: Education activists in Southampton confronted universities minister David Willetts on Friday 9 March over his plans to privatise education and the introduction of £9,000 fees, writes Josh Asker, Southampton University Socialist Students.
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
It's election time for Britain's student unions and once again thousands will be asked to vote 'Joe Bama for president (yes we can!)' or 'Ben Johnson for education - BJ for satisfaction', writes Claire Laker-Mansfield, Socialist Students national organiser.
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...
5 October 2011
Socialist Students has had an excellent response at this year's freshers fairs. Fury is the most frequently displayed emotion whenever the government or bankers are mentioned
5 October 2011
Leeds Trinity University College was named in some reports as the most likely university to close due to the hike in tuition fees, writes Samantha Garratt, Leeds Trinity Students Against Cuts (LTSAC).
28 September 2011
Students starting university this year face many obstacles to getting the most out of their time in higher education
28 September 2011
BAE jobs massacre: BAE Systems has announced that it intends to axe 3,000 manufacturing jobs in the UK. The main brunt of the job losses will hit plants in Brough, East Yorkshire, and at Warton and Samlesbury in Lancashire...
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