Students

We must resist the Tories’ brutal changes to university
Activism

We must resist the Tories’ brutal changes to university

People before profit — Government plans to make it harder for people to go to university and to force students to pay more of their loans back will only entrench inequality.

Written by: Hillary Gyebi-Ababio

We must fight plans to raise student loan repayments
Activism

We must fight plans to raise student loan repayments

Deepening crisis — Government plans to reduce the annual student loan repayment threshold will only drive up inequality within education, writes NUS Vice President, Hillary Gyebi-Ababio.

Written by: Hillary Gyebi-Ababio

The anarchists helping students take on landlords
Activism

The anarchists helping students take on landlords

This is SolFed — Throughout the pandemic, the government has neglected students – particularly when it comes to housing. But a group of old school activists are stepping in and using their radical politics to fight for a younger generation.

Written by: Katie Tobin

'It's abysmal': stories from locked down students
Activism

'It's abysmal': stories from locked down students

#UniRentStrike — As thousands of uni students pledge to go on rent strike over unused rooms, they're speaking up about the dire handling of Covid-19 within higher education.

Written by: Daisy Schofield

US college students are being forced to turn to crowdfunding
Activism

US college students are being forced to turn to crowdfunding

Desperate measures — Campuses across the country have closed in response to the coronavirus crisis – but what about the students who have been left behind?

Written by: Ashley Bardhan

The lecturers' strike offers universities a radical future
Opinion

The lecturers' strike offers universities a radical future

From Where I Stand — The current industrial dispute in universities about pensions could change the balance of power in higher education for good, writes lecturer James Smith.

Written by: James Smith

Inside The Resistance: The young activists fighting for Venezuela’s future
Reportage

Inside The Resistance: The young activists fighting for Venezuela’s future

La Resistencia — Anti-government protests in Caracas have already paralysed the Venezuelan capital for months, young people fed up of a corrupt government as hunger and hyperinflation continue. Despite the state violence and constant repression, the resistance movement shows no signs of stopping.

Written by: Bram Ebus

The non-Zionist pro-Palestinian Israeli who wants to lead Jewish students in Britain
Activism

The non-Zionist pro-Palestinian Israeli who wants to lead Jewish students in Britain

From Where I Stand — The Union of Jewish Students is supposed to represent all Jewish students in the United Kingdom, but right now some feel that it's failing. Eran Cohen is a pro-Palestinian, non-Zionist Jewish student, and he wants to be elected as the organisation's next President. Here's why.

Written by: Eran Cohen

Is political blackness past its sell by date?
Activism

Is political blackness past its sell by date?

Talking race — Political blackness, the idea that anyone non-white can unite under the term black, has a long and proud history. But in 2016, it might well be time to update the language used to fight racism and oppression.

Written by: Halimo Hussain

Students in London are struggling, but our rent strike is about a whole lot more
Activism

Students in London are struggling, but our rent strike is about a whole lot more

From where I stand — Pissed off London students like me are refusing to pay their rent in protest, but our rent strike isn't just about us; it is about our responsibility to the communities we live in too.

Written by: Liam Renouf

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