Browsing All posts tagged under »University cutbacks«

Both Universities in Southampton to charge much more than government’s suggested Fees

April 13, 2011 by


Both universities in Southampton have now declared their new levels of tuition fees for 2012 and beyond in reaction to cuts in government funding, with Solent to charge £7,800 and Southampton planning to charge the maximum of £9,000. Both these figures exceed the £6,000 rate originally envisioned by the coalition government, who indicated that universities […]

Protests galore as Southampton demonstrates against the cuts

March 23, 2011 by


Pissed off Southamptoners will be taking to the streets of Southampton and London over the next couple of days as protests against cuts from both local and national government kick off following the coalition’s budget announcement today. At half 12 on Thursday 24th members of the Unite and UNISON unions for council workers will be […]

‘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 […]

24/11/10 Protest Round-up: College and School students take the lead, whilst Council workers march on Civic Centre

November 25, 2010 by


Southampton saw multiple protests against national and local government yesterday, with students from schools and colleges walking out to protest against proposed fee rises and university cutbacks by the coalition government, whilst UNISON members agreed a resolution to oppose the City Council’s cutbacks in a packed meeting before spontaneously marching on the Civic Centre. Reports […]

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 […]

The Axeman Cometh – Southampton braces itself for the Spending Review

October 18, 2010 by


Campaigners and residents in Southampton are bracing themselves for the results of the ConDem Coalition government’s Comprehensive Spending Review, in which the degree of cuts to public services will be revealed, whilst activists will take to the streets in Southampton as well as in London to protest the cuts. The Coalition government is using this […]

Bevois Valley bars considering action against Student’s Union over Magazine snub

October 1, 2010 by


The Blowhole has heard that bars, pubs and clubs from Bevois Valley are contemplating taking action against Southampton University Student’s Union (SUSU) over alleged snubs in SUSU’s ‘Fresh’ magazine sent out out to new students.     The magazine included a cartoon map of Southampton as a guide for new students, in which various establishments […]