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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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HE White Paper: A short statement

If the Higher Education White Paper of becomes law, this will fundamentally mean the dismantling of the entire university system. The sector will be left in a situation where the existence of some universities will be under threat, the weight … Continue reading

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N9: National demonstration report

The demonstration of November 9th was a sign that resistance to the Governments reforms to Education is far from over, but showed signs that the movement has shifted from where it was this time last year. In the wake of … Continue reading

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Module Closure at Essex: A Response

Yesterday Government students who had enrolled on the GV509 module, “Power, Agency and Radical Democracy” were informed that the module would no longer be taught in the coming academic year, and that they would have to find alternative choices. The … Continue reading

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June 30th: Strike for our Future.

On the 30th of June, workers from the PCS Union, NUT, UCU and ATL will strike in defence of pensions in coordinated national action. This strike is important for two reasons. Firstly, it shows how Unions can work alongside each … Continue reading

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Union Conference AGM: A confrontation

On the 7th of May, University of Essex Students Union held its annual Union Conference. Whilst the Conference itself was uneventful, the afternoon was dominated by the Keynote speakers and the following discussion. Bernard Jenkin, Conservative MP for Harwich and North Essex, … Continue reading

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Next meeting confirmed

On the 10th of May, Essex Education Activist Network will be meeting to discuss “Where next for the movement?” both locally in terms of the University campaign and nationally in the fight against cuts and fee rises. The meeting will … Continue reading

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