Posts Tagged ‘Cambridge Defend Education’

The British state is rapidly alienating a whole new generation

by Conrad Landin.

Seven days ago, the Guardian revealed that Cambridgeshire Constabulary had attempted to infiltrate activist and student groups through the recruitment of informers. The news prompted outcry from students, academics and campaigners alike. If you haven’t yet seen the videos secretly recorded by the Guardian’s mole, they provide a fascinating insight into the inner workings of […]

Activists prepare for another day of action against student debt

by Keith Wright.

University campuses across the country will play host to another day of action against the privatisation of student debt, this Wednesday, 20th November. This follows numerous student actions on the 5th November “bonfire of austerity”, along with a week of action in late October which saw the offices of several Lib Dem MPs targeted. Students […]

Student “debt-in” in protest at loanbook privatisation

by Keith Wright.

Students and staff at the University of Cambridge this week (Tuesday 5th November) staged a “debt-in” on King’s Parade, in opposition to the government’s plan to privatise student loans, which could see interest on such loans being retrospectively doubled. This comes after a number of actions taking place in London last month, including the targeting […]

Cambridge joins the fight to Bring Back EMA

by Newsdesk.

At the end of a week of action from further education students and activists, students at the University of Cambridge have unfurled a banner on the city’s iconic King’s College demanding the re-instatement of the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) – which helped thousands of students stay in school post-16. Students have written to and picketed their […]

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