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25 February 2015
Labour's recent announcement that, given a win at the up-coming elections, they plan on reducing tuition fees to £6,000 a year would be laughable to students if it was not a complete insult
26 November 2014
On 19 November, over 5,000 joined lively march
12 November 2014
Students marching on 19 November 2014 will rightly be asking what the next steps are for our movement today. How can we rebuild an effective movement to challenge the government and end austerity in education?
1 October 2014
The general election may be eight months away, but the three main parties have already embarked on a mission to remake their images and shore up support
10 September 2014
Going to university is supposed to be a stepping stone to a job which you couldn't get without a degree. The reality is that, because of Westminster politicians, the only thing guaranteed for students after completing a degree is debt
3 September 2014
We now have to stay in compulsory education until we're 18, without Education Maintenance Allowance
24 July 2014
In the latest government u-turn, Vince Cable announced that the student loan sell-off will be scrapped
27 November 2013
Polly Toynbee's recent Guardian column (22 November) contained a damning criticism of the Con-Dems' treatment of young people, writes Ian Pattison, Youth Fight for Jobs.
11 September 2013
This autumn's new students will be the second batch forced to pay the Con-Dems' extortionate £9,000 a year price tag for university education, writes Ian Pattison , Socialist Students national chair.
19 June 2013
'Keep calm about university fees' was the slogan of a government funded advertising campaign aimed at mitigating the effects of fee hikes on application numbers in 2011, writes Claire Laker-Mansfield.
7 March 2012
Walkout 14 March: Students arriving at university in September will be the first to pay the new £9,000 tuition fees and by that time, EMA student payments could be a thing of the past. What can students do to change things?
7 March 2012
Tens of thousands in battle against massive rise in tuition fees: A powerful students' struggle is sweeping over Quebec, the French speaking province of Canada. Over 65,000 university and high school students are currently engaged in an indefinite general strike
11 January 2012
"Thanks but no thanks": In October, Youth Fight for Jobs (YFJ) activists, marched over 300 miles from Jarrow to London to hand a petition into Downing Street demanding job creation instead of workfare, bringing back EMA student payments, scrapping tuition fees, saving youth services and building affordable housing...
9 November 2011
Last month it was revealed that as the Ucas university application service opened for 2012, applications were down by 9% on last year...
5 October 2011
Socialist Students has had an excellent response at this year's freshers fairs. Fury is the most frequently displayed emotion whenever the government or bankers are mentioned
5 October 2011
Leeds Trinity University College was named in some reports as the most likely university to close due to the hike in tuition fees, writes Samantha Garratt, Leeds Trinity Students Against Cuts (LTSAC).
28 September 2011
BAE jobs massacre: BAE Systems has announced that it intends to axe 3,000 manufacturing jobs in the UK. The main brunt of the job losses will hit plants in Brough, East Yorkshire, and at Warton and Samlesbury in Lancashire...
21 September 2011
I was pained to learn that I would be saddled with £20,000 worth of debt when I leave university, when previous generations had been able to study effectively for free, writes Alex Wortley, Bristol.
7 September 2011
Edinburgh University is the third university in Scotland to announce how much it will charge students from outside Scotland (Scottish students will continue to not pay fees) and has made itself the most expensive place in the UK to get a degree...
1 June 2011
Veneer of social reformism stripped away by Coalition attacks on the working class: Despite Liberal Democratic leader Nick Clegg's hopes, anger at his party and at Lib Dem cabinet ministers has grown massively since the 2010 general election, writes Jim Thomson.
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