Education

Glasgow student occupiers win

Submitted by AWL on 15 August, 2011 - 11:03

The Hetherington building at Glasgow University will re-open as a new teaching space after a six-month student-led occupation forced Glasgow University management to retreat from its plans to keep the former post-graduate social club closed. A public statement from the occupiers also announces management climb-downs on course cuts and compulsory redundancies.

Leaflet - Students should support the UCU strike

Submitted by danrawnsley on Mon, 03/21/2011 - 19:56

On Thursday the 24th of March lecturers in colleges across the country will be striking against attacks on their pensions, the threat of redundancies and pay cuts. Our tutors will be taking part in one of the first major trade union actions against the government's austerity plans. They need our support!

Why should we show solidarity?

GMB backs NCAFC demonstration

Submitted by AWL on 18 January, 2011 - 10:44

Another demonstration is being planned against the increase in student tuition fees, with organisers hoping that tens of thousands of people will take part in the protest in the new year.

The latest national protest will be on January 29 in central London, following a wave of demonstrations in recent weeks which have led to a number of arrests and controversy over police tactics.

The Education Activist Network and the National Campaign Against Cuts & Fees have written to trade unions seeking their support for next year's demo.

Hull students occupy

Submitted by martin on 13 December, 2010 - 11:15
Students

On 13 December students from Hull occupied rooms on the first floor of Staff House on the Hull campus of the University of Hull.

This is a peaceful protest against the cuts in education and EMA, job losses and fees. The occupiers demand that no students or staff are singled out or victimised for assisting or taking part in the occupation.

They call on the University to allow free movement in and out of the occupation and call on students, staff and supporters to join the occupation.

Building the struggle on fees and EMA after 9 December martin Wed, 12/08/2010 - 18:18
AWL

AWL leaflet for 9 December student demonstration. Click here to download pdf, or read online below

Build student-worker unity: keep the movement going!
Unions and student activists should call a national demonstration for January

Today, 9 December, it is likely that parliament will vote in favour of a massive hike in tuition fees. We cannot accept that as decisive defeat!

These student protests will grow with or without Aaron Porter's support

Submitted by Newcastle on 30 November, 2010 - 5:53 Author: Rowan Rheingans

An average day in the occupation at Newcastle University begins early. First on the agenda of each general meeting are a selection of messages of solidarity. We continue to be inundated with messages from local activists, teachers, parents, school students and academics, offering practical support and sharing advice from previous actions.

NUS president makes U-turn to support direct action, and occupations

Submitted by Newcastle on 28 November, 2010 - 5:00 Author: Ed Whitby

NUS president Aaron Porter today did a spectacular U-turn apologising for lack of support for students taking part in the national day of action called by National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts on Wednesday. A the "spineless" lack of public support for university occupations around the country.