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

April 13, 2011 by

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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 […]

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

November 25, 2010 by

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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

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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 […]

City Council to sell Broadlands Allotments to University

November 18, 2010 by

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It has been confirmed by Caroline Nokes MP that the Broadlands Road Allotment site is to be sold off by the Council to the University to expand on to. Plot holders have feared such a decision has been in the pipeline since the University offered them sums of money earlier in the year to sell-up […]

BAE Systems and University of Southampton Announce Partnership

October 7, 2010 by

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The University of Southampton has signed a new five year partnership, worth £1.25 million, with controversial arms company BAE Systems. The partnership has been described as strengthening the already existing links between the University and BAE. BAE Systems will visit campus on October 20th to attend the IT, Science and Engineering Careers Fair. They will be one of several arms […]

Residents fight to save Pub from Demolition

May 28, 2010 by

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Photographer: David Smith, local resident Residents and students have fought against the looming demolition of two pubs on Burgess Road, The Crown And Sceptre and The Gate. The pubs were acquired by the University of Southampton soon after their closures and are scheduled for demolition in June in order to “introduce landscaping to the [campus]” […]

Transition University Initiative builds momentum in Southampton

April 29, 2010 by

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The Transition University Southampton Initiative gained momentum this week following both its first open space conference and a keynote speech by Mark Levene at the LASS conference.  Based on these meetings students and staff have begun to put together an alternative vision to challenge the Universities own recently released Strategic Vision. The Initiative, supported by […]