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13 December 2017

Uni market 'failure', two-year degrees - end cuts, scrap fees!

Less than a third of higher education students think their course offers value for money according to the National Audit Office. Its chief says universities would be accused of "mis-selling" if they were banks. This comes as no surprise!

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8 March 2017

Historic demonstration in Barcelona in support of refugees

On 18 February, Barcelona held the biggest demonstration in Europe in support of refugees under the slogan "Volem acollir" (we want to welcome them).

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8 March 2017

Sheffielders call for a no-cuts 'people's budget'

Around 40 local trade unionists and community campaigners discussed proposals for a no-cuts 'people's budget' ahead of Sheffield council's budget-setting meeting.

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27 July 2016

Tories plan further fee hikes for uni students

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.

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18 May 2016

University of Facebook

The Tories plan to lift the cap on tuition fees and allow tech firms to establish private universities

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30 March 2016

1% worried

Capitalists anxious about anger against inequality are urging reforms to assuage bitter workers

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2 September 2015

Students attacked from all sides

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?

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5 August 2015

Them & Us

Brief dispatches on the utter hypocrisy of bosses and their politicians.

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8 July 2015

Migrants flee horrors created by capitalism

For the rich there are very few obstacles to migrating to Britain. It is altogether another story for the majority of those currently fleeing war, dictatorship and conflict in the Middle East and Africa.

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18 April 2012

Welsh government slashes student grants

Grants for Wales's poorest and disabled students are being cut by 15% in real terms.

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November 24th student demonstrations against tuition fees rises and the abolition of the EMA, photo Senan

November 24th student demonstrations against tuition fees rises and the abolition of the EMA, photo Senan

8 February 2012

Students drop out of college without EMA

In late 2010, as thousands of college students took to the streets against the vicious scrapping of weekly EMA payments for 16-19 year old students, the government insultingly labelled the grant as 'frivolous', writes Claire Laker-Mansfield, Socialist Students national organiser.

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2 November 2011

Fast News

Spare no expense: Former prime ministers Margaret Thatcher, John Major and Tony Blair together have claimed over 1.7 million in 'expenses' in the last five years...

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26 January 2011

Stop the mental health service cuts

The funding of Mental Health Action Group Sheffield (MHAGS) is in jeopardy. We get our core grant from Sheffield city council, which plans to reduce the service down to one day a week...

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5 November 2008

New Labour retreats on promises to students

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.

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2 October 2008

Student debt soaring

 Students from Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester and Oxford lobby John Denham MP , photo Ben Robinson

Students from Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester and Oxford lobby John Denham MP , photo Ben Robinson

STUDENTS BEWARE! The price of beans, bread and beer is going through the roof! And with a financially punitive student loans system debt is piling up for those going to university...

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20 September 2007

Student Socialist: Issue 5 out now!

Student Socialist: The Student Socialist is a magazine produced by Socialist Students for students who want to campaign and fight back....

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20 December 2003

A living grant not tuition fees

Fight Fees: GOVERNMENT MINISTERS recently paid a company 180,000 to bombard potential undergraduates with text messages boosting their hated top-up fees policy...

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31 January 2003

Fight Back Against Fees

THE LONG-awaited government review of higher education, released this week, contained proposals to raise the top level of tuition fees from 1,100 to 3,000 a year

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15 February 2002

No fees! For a living grant!

ON 20 February, students will show their anger about tuition fees in a massive demonstration in London, writes Christian Bunke, Manchester.

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23 November 2001

Student Grants: New Labour's Second Thoughts

NEW LABOUR are, it seems, already backing off from their proposals to introduce a grant for some students, writes Kieran Roberts.

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