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11 November 2010
THE GLOVES are off with regards to university fees. The Con-Dem coalition has announced that it intends to triple the cap on fees to £9,000 a year. If their plans are carried out a three-year degree could...
27 October 2010
Goldsmiths University: The Comprehensive Spending Review on 20 October announced cuts that will be detrimental to the future of young people across the country...
20 October 2010
Browne Review: threat of a two-tier education system: Lord Browne has recommended that universities be free to charge unlimited tuition fees from 2012. This is a door slammed firmly in the face of those looking to education...
6 October 2010
Students will this week find out what future Lord Browne has in store for them. The multi-millionaire Baron of Madingley (the beneficiary of an Oxbridge education himself) has for almost a year been heading an 'independent' review into higher education funding and student finance.
6 October 2010
Nottingham: SOCIALIST STUDENTS made a great impact on Nottingham Trent University's freshers' fair. In three hours, around 200 signatures were collected in support of our campaign against the government's planned...
16 June 2010
ON 9 June the new universities minister, David Willetts, gave his clearest indication yet of his government's intention to raise tuition fees, writes Claire Laker-Mansfield.
26 May 2010
On Friday 21 May, the Independent Review for Higher Education Funding and Student Finance came to Leicester as part of its 'public hearing' stage of inquiry, writes Becci Heagney, Leicester Socialist Students.
27 April 2010
The Green Party is standing more than 300 candidates in the general election. It believes it has a chance of getting one of its two MEPs, Caroline Lucas, elected to Westminster in the Brighton Pavilion constituency. Sean Figg and Judy Beishon explain why, fundamentally, the Green Party is not offering a way forward for working class people.
21 April 2010
The National Union of Students conference took place on 13-15 April against the backdrop of the threat of increased tuition fees and huge cuts in higher education...
7 April 2010
NUS conference: THE NATIONAL Union of Students (NUS) conference will take place on 13-15 April in Gateshead. At a time when students face huge cuts in universities and the threat of higher fees it could be expected that...
17 March 2010
Course closures, funding cuts, job losses, fees... The last 18 months, since the start of the economic crisis, have seen students and campus trade unions organising protest action in Britain on a scale not seen since the movement to oppose the introduction of tuition fees in 1997-1998...
19 January 2010
As part of their 'progressive cuts' agenda, the Liberal Democrats have now backed down from their pledge of abolishing tuition fees, writes Paul Phillips Youth Fight for Jobs student organiser.
6 January 2010
THE GOVERNMENT'S business secretary, Peter Mandelson, delivered a Christmas 'kick in the teeth' to students and university workers by adding a cuts package of £135 million onto cuts of hundreds of millions already announced, writes Matt Dobson, national organiser, Socialist Students.
13 February 2008
Introducing university tuition fees was one of New Labour's first acts in government. Proving their pro-big business and pro-market agenda, they followed up by introducing top-up fees of up to £3,000 a year. But students who are struggling and facing a lifetime of debt must not accept this.
Socialist Students national organiser MATT DOBSON looks at the situation and outlines a programme for fighting for free education.
20 December 2003
Fight Fees: GOVERNMENT MINISTERS recently paid a company £180,000 to bombard potential undergraduates with text messages boosting their hated top-up fees policy...
13 December 2003
TONY BLAIR has had a bruising year. Millions have demonstrated against war in Iraq, public sector workers have taken strike action over pay and MPs have revolted over Iraq and foundation hospitals. He...
13 December 2003
Facts Behind The Fees: THE UNIVERSITY top-up fees Bill is causing a major headache for Tony Blair. He is desperately trying to sell it to an angry public and to rebellious Labour MPs. Zena Awad is the national coordinator of...
6 December 2003
"LISTEN AND scrap fees" was the plea from last month's National Union of Students demonstration. But the message still falls on deaf ears in Downing Street, writes Michael Comerford, Socialist Students, Brunel University.
6 December 2003
TONY BLAIR is getting desperate. Over 130 Labour MPs have put their names to a motion opposing his plans for top-up tuition fees. Rebellion seems to be becoming contagious. Earlier this year, 139 MPs voted...
29 November 2003
THIS WEEK the Queen's Speech will unveil Blair's government's plans to let 'top' universities charge controversial "top-up" tuition fees of up to £3,000 a year...
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