Browsing All posts tagged under »Higher education privatisation«

‘D Day’ for students and school pupils as the fate of Higher Education is decided

December 6, 2010 by


School and college pupils will be once again demonstrating along with university students against the Coalition government’s proposed reforms to higher education, marking the day of the final Vote in Parliament to decide the issue.  These follow a recent wave of protests by university and school pupils on the issue since the controversial Browne report […]

The Students are Revolting! Protests against Fees and Cuts build momentum

November 19, 2010 by


Student campaigners in Southampton are building momentum in their protests against upcoming fee rises and university cuts, with protests planned for next Wednesday (24/11/10) after at least 250 Southampton students attended the national NUS demo last week. The NUS demo last Wednesday (10/11/10) saw around 6 coaches of students from the University of Southampton along with Southampton Solent […]

June 21st Protests Report

June 22, 2010 by


Well-attended Rallies erupted across Southampton yesterday, as Union members showed their anger at impending cutbacks across the Cities Libraries, Universities and College. Around 150 people, including the vast majority of the City’s Librarians, attended a Rally outside Central Library at the Civic Centre, where a couple of Unison members spoke about the Coalition Government’s upcoming […]

Monday Afternoon of Discontent: Unions to take to the streets this Monday over Library and University Cuts

June 19, 2010 by


Southampton will see Public Sector Union members and campaigners taking to the streets this coming Monday 21st over proposed cuts in both the Cities Libraries and the University of Southampton.  The upsurge in Industrial unrest comes as cuts in Public Services from Central and Local Government approach and their proposed severity increases. Southampton’s Libraries have […]

University cuts Sports Studies despite Student Protest

March 29, 2010 by


The University of Southampton has taken the decision to cut Sports Studies and several other related programmes despite growing and vocal opposition by student activists.  The decision was taken last Thursday by the University Court whilst a noisy protest took place outside attended by over 50 staff and students, despite the decision being scheduled to […]

Sussex University occupied over staff and course cuts

February 10, 2010 by


Part of the University of Sussex was occupied for 29 hours on the 8th of February by the group Defend Sussex in protest over impending cuts to both staff and courses.  The following statement was released by the occupiers: We have occupied the top floor of Bramber House, University of Sussex, Brighton. There are 106 […]

Southampton University to cut Sports programmes

January 9, 2010 by


The University of Southampton has decided to phase out its sports programmes from the School of Education, leading to a mass outcry from Sports science and other students, as well as an online facebook campaign and petition backed by a pro-athlete in team GB.  The courses include Sports Management, Sports Studies, and two foundation degrees […]