By Maisie Sanders Students in Pakistan have been protesting for the restoration of student unions, which have been banned since 1984. On Friday 29 November there were protests in over 50 cities under the banner Student Solidarity March, with workers and trade unions joining the protests too. They are also demanding free education and no … Continue reading Student protesters in Pakistan are arrested for sedition
Republished from Reading Communist and Anarchist Society - get in touch with messages of solidarity and let Reading management know we demand no victimisation and defend the right to protest. Two students were banned from campus, and one suspended, after being falsely accused of assault. We’ve released a statement on what happened. We find this … Continue reading Student suspended during attempted occupation: Statement from Reading
By a Strathclyde occupier On Tuesday morning we occupied the largest lecture theatre on campus. With classes being cancelled we wrote up a 3 point plan of demands: 1. Negotiation Full negotiation with UCU over: a. The Gender Pay Gap & Ethnic Pay Gap b. Pensions c. … Continue reading Strathclyde occupier: If you want to do direct action, your only regret will be not starting sooner!
Charlie Porter, Education Officer at the University of Sheffield Student Union and a member of Student Left Network, spoke about what is going on at University of Sheffield: The name of our group is a hashtag, it’s #HEStrikesBack – we chose that name because we want to say that the strike is not just about … Continue reading Sheffield #HEStrikesBack: We need a national movement of student solidarity
Strathclyde and Edinburgh universities are occupied! Students at Edinburgh and Strathclyde are occupying university buildings in support of the UCU strike - send messages of solidarity to the Strathclyde occupation here and Edinburgh here. Read the Edinburgh occupation's statement here: they are occupying the David Hume Tower until the strike demands have been met, and also demand … Continue reading Occupations, demos, banner drops and picket lines: UCU Strike days 1 & 2!
On Thursday 14 November activists from Sheffield Hallam, Sussex, Imperial, LSE, Cambridge, Aston, Reading joined the Zoom call to share what we're planning on our campuses to support the UCU strike, demands we are raising, what students' unions are doing and how we can link up these campaigns into a national movement. If you missed … Continue reading National solidarity summit, coordinated action… Minutes from 14/11 zoom
This interview by Alexandra Beste is republished from Palatinate, Durham University's student newspaper. The Abortion Act of 1967. Roe v. Wade in the United States in 1973. The repeal of Section 58 and Section 59 of the Offences Against the Person Act in 2019. Since the second half of the 20th century, abortion has been … Continue reading Durham Students for Abortion Access
By Maisie Sanders. Last year’s student-worker solidarity movement was a huge boost to the UCU strike, and student support on the picket lines, teach-outs, demos and occupations added to the pressure on uni management and won some big concessions. This year we can make it even bigger: students on every campus should start solidarity campaigns … Continue reading How to organise a big strike solidarity campaign
By Cathy Nugent, Goldsmiths PhD student and UCU member (Image credit: University of Leicester UCU) Students and Student Unions should get behind the planned strike action by UCU members. The UCU has called this strike because they feel they have no other option and because there has been a dramatic deterioration in their working conditions … Continue reading Why fee refunds and SU referendums don’t build solidarity
By Atree, Save Our Sugarhouse campaign In September, a leak alerted us that our student union’s Trustee Board had decided to start discussions about selling off our student club, the Sugarhouse. This has happened because the Trustee Board, which holds most of the decision-making power in our SU, was made up of six unelected, external … Continue reading Lancaster SU could be selling our nightclub- now we’re campaigning for student union democracy