After Day X: 28 Nov Student Coordination

…and it gets worse still: “After Day X: 28 Nov Student Coordination After the day of action… NATIONAL STUDENT COORDINATION 12noon – 5pm Sunday 28th November Birkbeck College, Central London, WC1E 7HX Initiated by Education Activist Network, supported by NCAFC and ULU Student Assembly. Wednesday 24th November will go down as a day that shook […]

David Willetts’ Two Brains Go AWOL

Funny to think that David Willetts just doesn’t get it. The BBC report that Universities Minister David Willetts thought ‘students had not seemed to have understood the proposals on fees – and that they would not have to pay the higher fees up-front.’ David, David, students and their parents can’t afford to pay tuition fees […]

Oxford students DON’T back plan to raise tuition fees

The story of Oxford University’s supposed support for tuition fees is again indicative of the terrible state of UK education journalism. First things first, this wasn’t an Oxford Uni vote as the headline makes out. This was a Christ Church College vote. One of 38 colleges at Oxford University. Secondly, out of a student body […]

National Campaign Against Fees And Cuts

Vive La Révolution! “What is the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts? The National Campaign against Fees and Cuts is a group of activists from universities, colleges and schools across the country that co-ordinate action against tuition fees and education funding cuts. Students were brought together by a realisation of the extent of the attacks […]

Is Education a Privilege or a Right?

The protests against recent proposals to charge UK students tuition fees have been largely met with sympathy from all sections of UK society. From comments pages, blogs and popular news features, however, it is clear that there is a vocal minority less sympathetic. The unsympathetic reason that education is a privilege and not a right […]

Teaching Rewards not Awards

‘X factor’ Bangor teacher wins UK award reads the Beeb. Well, really. That’ll make everything else go away. No worries about mortgages, £9000 tuition fees for their offspring, political interference, over-bearing managers, meaningless paperwork and yet more paperwork, disrespectful kids, pushy parents, unscientific research initiatives and no time for a normal social life. The award […]

£9000? On yer bike…to Scotland

The BBC reports that the Coalition of One will now be charging students £9000 tuition fees from 2012. Why anyone would pay for an English university course now is beyond us. Overcrowded, poorly-staffed and horribly overcharged doesn’t seem a recipe for quality education. With all this in mind, and for those who haven’t cottoned on […]

Internationalisation of HE

International students, as is commonly known, have been the life-support machine of universities in the UK for many years now. It is not surprising to learn that one Russell Group university has only 30% undergraduate students. This is mirrored across the country as HE UK is increasingly seen as a business opoortunity and less of […]

Can’t pay, won’t pay!

Given that not one single person among Lord Browne-nose’s Comedy Tuition Fees Review, the Blue Rinsers or the Yellows is currently brave enough to actually make an announcement regarding the issues of student finance in the future, it’s surprising that the media have been so kind. If we were current or future students, we’d be […]

Help Wanted: Revolutionary to fight for penniless students!

With the Russell Group and other selfish and ungrateful universities continue to persuade the Government that charging students more is the only way to maintain the UK’s competiveness in research, future students must be thinking that all is lost. Despite the fact that all the middle-aged people working at UK universitities didn’t pay a penny […]

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