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  • 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

  • Report – High spirits at Nottingham University UCU picket line

    20th Feb 2020 by

    Reece, Nottingham University Socialist Students This morning, in grim and rainy conditions, members of Socialist Students and other left-wing student organisations joined UCU strikers on picket lines. Despite the early start and the rain, spirits amongst staff and students were high. After pickets ended, the various picket lines from the main campus entrances and other… Read more

  • Students and workers out together on Budget Day, March 11!

    19th Feb 2020 by

    Theo Sharieff, Socialist Students national organiser Socialist Students is backing protests against the Tory budget announcement on March 11. Student and young people’s lives have been blotted by a decade of Tory austerity and misery. They offer us no future whatsoever – instead what’s on offer is a lifetime of student debt, poverty pay, the… Read more

  • Students support the UCU strikers!

    18th Feb 2020 by

    Bea Gardner, Socialist Students national chair and UCU rep Socialist Students are in full support of university staff fighting over pensions, pay and conditions. The University and Colleges Union (UCU) will be taking fourteen days of strike action, running from Thursday 20th February and escalating each week, culminating with a week-long walkout from Monday 9… Read more

  • Leeds University – building solidarity with UCU strikers

    13th Feb 2020 by

    Allen Haigh, Leeds University Socialist Students This week at The University of Leeds, Socialist Students held its first stall on campus of the new term in support of the upcoming UCU strikes. After the general election result last term, we weren’t sure what sort of reaction we would get, but we were delighted by how… Read more

  • February 14 climate strikes – what does socialist change to end climate change mean?

    12th Feb 2020 by

    Theo Sharieff, Socialist Students national organiser In 2019 student strikes and protests against environmental destruction expressed the anger at the climate catastrophe we face. Now we must build on them to fight climate change and the Tories. Since the strikes last year, wildfires in Australia have wreaked unimaginable havoc, killing a billion animals, pushing species… Read more

  • UCU announces 14 days of strike action for the new term

    4th Feb 2020 by

    Bea Gardner, Southampton Socialist Students Socialist Students stands in solidarity with the UCU who have this week announced 14 days of strike action for universities currently in dispute over pensions, pay and conditions. Strike action will start on Thursday 20 February and escalate each week, finishing with a week-long walkout from Monday 9 to Friday… Read more

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