Monthly Archives: June 2012

Originally posted on Education Activist Network:
NUS has called a national demonstration for the autumn term on Wednesday, November 21The Education Activist Network (EAN) pledges its full support for the NUS national demonstration on Wednesday, November 21st. As a network…

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What does austerity mean for Greek universities?

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Kostas Skordoulis, a Professor of Physics and Epistomology at Athens University was so kind to write a detailed response to the question ‘What does austerity mean for Greek universities?’ Austerity has hit Greek universities…

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Solidarity with student protesters from Tahrir square

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Privatisation Halted at Essex

The University of Essex has backed down on its plans to privatise its International Academy, which provides English language teaching and foundation degrees for international students. An email from the Vice-Chancellor announced that: “The University believes the risks involved in … Continue reading

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Postgraduate research students are increasingly being used as ‘slave labour’

Postgraduate research students are increasingly being used as ‘slave labour’ to cut teaching costs at universities across the UK, a London conference heard yesterday. They warned teaching conditions were getting dramatically worse as academic cuts bite and universities are under … Continue reading

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Essex Students Show Solidarity with Quebec

Students at the University of Essex have been showing their solidarity with students in Quebec by writing letters of protest to the Canadian High Commission in London. 50 students signed individual letters to be sent to the High Commissioner expressing … Continue reading

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