universities

Profession and movement

Wildcat Germany on Aufhebengate and the phenomenon generally of activists in paid types of "radical" or academic employment.

Italy does not tolerate organised protest: students prosecuted

An update on on changes to higher education and student protests in Italy as well as the government's legal repression of them.

Tristram Hunt: Labour party scab

Tristram Hunt: scab

Labour party shadow education minister and Engels biographer Tristram Hunt crossed a picket line of striking university lecturers at Queen Mary University on 10 February to lecture to students on Marx and Engels.

IWGB strike action at the University of London

IWGB picket

Outsourced workers at the University of London’s Central Administration, employed by Cofely GDF-Suez, will be striking this Monday to Wednesday, 27 to 29 January, 2014.

Uncivilising the PhD: for a politics of doctoral experience - Bran Thoreau

The road to a PhD is a common source of frustration. It is time to acknowledge and contest this experience as the outcome of a disciplinarian process.

Inside and against the university

3Cosas won concessions with a 2 day strike - and announced a 3 day one

With recent strikes, occupations, and violent repression, the university is becoming a battleground. What does this mean for university staff and students?

'Dear Vice-Chancellor' - a porter's resignation letter

This resignation letter was sent by one of the 235 workers at the University of Sussex, who are being outsourced by university management.

Wave of repression against students

Police outside Senate House, the inspiration for Orwell's Ministry of Truth

Five students at the University of Sussex are suspended, while police violently break up an occupation of Senate House in London.

Sheffield strikes back, occupy tallest university building in the UK

Sheffield Strikes Back, a newly formed broad left group of Sheffield students, have occupied the Arts Tower – the tallest university building in the United Kingdom.

Sussex and Birmingham Universities occupied

For the second time this year, Sussex University and Birmingham University have seen students occupy buildings on campus in protest against privatisation, outsourcing, lack of democracy, and tuition fees. The Sussex occupation will soon enter its fifth day, however, the students occupying the Aston Webb building in Birmingham have been forcibly evicted by the police and bailiffs, earlier today.