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Solidarity with Defend Education Birmingham

A statement of support from Bristol Left: Bristol Left would like to express solidarity with the student activists currently occupying the Senate Chambers at the University of Birmingham. The symbolic importance of the venue of occupation is not lost on … Continue reading

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Today, women make up the majority of university attendees – though it’s taken over 100 years to get here. The path into higher education was not, as with most things to do with universal inclusion, simple or straightforward. In addressing … Continue reading

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Statement of Support for Sussex Against Privatisation

The ever-increasing managerialism, privatisation and marketisation in education, along with the corresponding deterioration of working conditions for all staff, has to stop somewhere. The endeavour to stop this has to be connected to a continuing opposition to the regime of … Continue reading

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Students organise ‘week of action/events’ to take back their education

Not only is the government cutting education, but within the university there is patriarchy, worsening conditions for staff, and a lack of democracy. As a way of beginning to fight back, Bristol University students have organised a ‘week of action … Continue reading

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Open letter to UK education activists: The struggle against the neoliberalisation of education is international!

(written by Reclaim Education! Bristol). Starting next week, we are organising a week of action at our university, to co-incide with the Global Education Strike called by the International Students Movement ( ). While students from Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, … Continue reading

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Staff and Students Protest at Higher Education Minister’s Visit

Bristol students protested yesterday against the visit to Bristol by the Minister of State for Universities, David Willetts MP. See more information, with pictures and videos, of the various forms of protest on display here. In response to the staff … Continue reading

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Why the Student Debt is Too Damn High

 The arguments used to support nine-grand tuition fees are relatively simple. First, since students are the ‘main beneficiaries’ of higher education, they should also be the main contributors to its cost. Second, the country has a large budget deficit that … Continue reading

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