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  • Fight racism and class inequality, fight capitalism!

    8th Jun 2020 by

    London Socialist Students Following the killing on 25 May of unarmed black man George Floyd by Minneapolis police, there has been on outpouring of anger against systemic racism and widening inequalities in the USA. It was only after widespread anger erupted that one of the sacked police officers involved in the killing was charged, sending… Read more

  • Coronavirus – a students’ charter

    9th Apr 2020 by

    Housing For universities to provide rent free accommodation for students and international students who are unable to get home because of self-isolation, transport cancellations etc. No evictions of any students who are unable to pay the rent. For the right of students who have been forced to move home because of the coronavirus to withdraw… Read more

  • Students organise against greedy landlords in Plymouth

    9th Apr 2020 by

    Sami Vickery, Plymouth College of Art I write on behalf of the tenants of the Old Dairy, a student accommodation under the Host Student Accommodation umbrella located in Plymouth. The Old Dairy is private rented accommodation provided by Host Student Accommodation to students in the University of Plymouth and Plymouth College of Art. It is… Read more

  • Universities Sack Workers Without Warning

    8th Apr 2020 by

    Reece Lawton, Nottingham University Socialist Students Coronavirus is laying bare the callous nature and inefficiency of capitalism. Universities are ostensibly centres where knowledge is pursued for love of knowledge, yet even education is driven by the relentless pursuit for profit. This is becoming more and more apparent as this epidemic continues. Sackings are taking place… Read more

  • Glasgow students withhold rent in fightback against greedy landlords

    1st Apr 2020 by

    Oisin Duncan, Glasgow Young Socialists and Socialist Students University students in Glasgow have begun a rent withholding campaign after their student accommodation company, Nido, expected students to continue to pay rent during the coronavirus pandemic.  A Students Resident Committee has been set up to organise this protest. It is shameful, in such a difficult and… Read more

  • Coronavirus and the campuses

    30th Mar 2020 by

    Theo Sharieff, Socialist Students national organiser As coronavirus has spread onto the university campuses, so has the discussion amongst students and workers on campus about how best to combat the spread of the virus and ensure the health and safety of students and workers. Universities across the UK have made the announcement that they are… Read more

  • Student occupation in support of striking workers

    12th Mar 2020 by

    Reece Lawton, Nottingham University Socialist Students On 9 March, students from Nottingham University and Nottingham Trent occupied the Coates Road auditorium at Nottingham Uni in solidarity with the University and College Union (UCU) strike. There are occupations at eleven other universities.  The occupation will go on until at least the end of the strike on… Read more

  • Tory plot at Cardiff University defeated

    11th Mar 2020 by

    By Cardiff Socialist Students Attempts to scrap the support that Cardiff University Students’ Union had given the UCU strike were roundly defeated last night when Tory students couldn’t even get enough students to turn up to an “Emergency Members’ Meeting” (EMM) to debate their motion! Last November the Students’ Union AGM voted to support action… Read more

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