The Social Science Centre (SSC) organizes free higher education in Lincoln and is run by its members. The SSC is a co-operative and was formally constituted in May 2011 with help from the local Co-operative Development Agency. There is no fee for learning or teaching, but most members voluntarily contribute to the Centre either financially or with their time. No one at the Centre receives a salary and all contributions […]
by Andrew McGettigan / RP 181 (Sept/Oct 2013) / News
On 11 July, David Willetts, minister for universities and science, confirmed a new ‘operating framework’ for higher education in England. This pulled together the results of various consultations and the work done by the ‘Regulatory Partnership Group’ to set out regulatory arrangements through to 2015.1 A week earlier, Willetts had written to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE): ‘I recognise in the long run a new legislative framework […]
by Fergus Kinghan and Daniel Nemenyi / RP 179 (May/Jun 2013) / News
The recent campaign at the University of Sussex against the outsourcing of 235 non-academic jobs has confronted certain organizational and ideological limitations of the struggles in higher education so far. It constitutes an escalation of the anti-privatization movement in the UK. Porters, security, catering, maintenance, and other non-academic staff at the university face their employment contracts being transferred to a private-sector contractor. The university hopes to reduce labour costs by […]
As Quebec erupts over plans to increase tuition fees by the equivalent of £200, and twelve people (including Professor Joshua Clover) who protested against a campus bank at University of California–Davis begin a trial that could see them imprisoned for eleven years and fined $1 million each, what of the scores of people arrested during the UK student and public sector protests of late 2010 and early 2011? Anyone who […]
Evaluation of a movement is never an easy task. Emphatically not so, when it is ongoing and moving in confrontation with power, going through ups and downs, gains and losses. Historically there are many examples in which the loss of one achievement or a digression led to a gain or advancement elsewhere. Development is never linear. The same movement may be thought of differently from different perspectives: even when a […]
We live in a time when tents have become the singular weapon of the people which power cannot tolerate, and against which it does not know how to defend itself. The bureaucrats are in shambles; the ‘city’ and its ‘police’ are at each other’s throats; middling reformists have no idea where to position themselves. Everyone agrees: it’s about to explode. This is the situation as I write on the night […]
You might have read this May that there were protests in Spain. This is hardly earth-shattering news. Social unrest in the countries so endearingly named the PIGS has been rife since the European Union (EU) departed from its early policy of public spending its way out of the crisis, to offer them a grim choice between so-called ‘austerity measures’ without a bail-out and a bail-out followed by even more austerity […]
Reports from the protests by those campaigning against the cuts to educations, including Nina Power on the centrality of women.
Toni Prug reports on the student occupations of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb in 2009.
Education is not for $A£€ Student protests in Germany In November and December 2009 – responding to the signal from Vienna, where the University’s main lecture has was occupied – buildings, lecture theatres and seminar rooms in fifty West German colleages were occupied… Alex Demirovi Violence and the University Sanctuary law in Greece Shortly before one of the demonstrations commemorating the first anniversary of the death of Alexis Grigoropoulos in […]
by Nathan Coombs / RP 159 (Jan/Feb 2010) / News
How should we take the inclusion of the word “communism” in the Communiqué from an Absent Future, the main theoretical text of the recent student protests at the University of California?
by A Galatasaray Supporter / RP 158 (Nov/Dec 2009) / News
by Sophia Marie Hoffmann, Daniel Olmos, Maryam Griffin and NK / RP 157 (Sep/Oct 2009) / News
by Panagiotis Sotiris and Mihalis Mentinis / RP 154 (Mar/Apr 2009) / News
by Leigh Claire La Berge / RP 136 (Mar/Apr 2006) / News