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About essexean

Essex Education Activist Network: coordinating resistance to the marketisation of Higher Education at the University of Essex. A section of the Education Activist Network.

Solidarity with Sussex Occupation – Halt Privatisation

We stand in solidarity with the recent events at the University of Sussex. The proposed privatization programme would result in the outsourcing of 235 members of staff at Sussex and would transform the University in a centre of private profit. … Continue reading

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Report from the EAN Conference

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by Nick Evans, Oxford EAN Our Universities are Not Supermarkets: Education Activist Network Conference: 28 October When Jacqui Mitchell, of University of East London UCU, complained to management about their contempt for public education,…

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For an Autumn of Resistance

The National Union of Students (NUS) has announced the date for its national demonstration against education cuts, tuition fee rises and student debt as November, 21st 2012. The demonstration was called on the back of a substantial vote at April … Continue reading

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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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