As students occupy and vice-chancellors U-turn during a 14-day strike across UK universities against cuts to pensions, 6 lecturers, professors, and undergraduates share strike stories of exploitation, marketisation, and mobilisation.
Tag: higher education
Kevin Featherstone on academic freedom and the ‘McCarthyite’ character of a Tory MP’s letter asking for the names of university lecturers teaching about Brexit.
Six scholars in the early stages of their careers gather to discuss a big problem plaguing higher education in our very first episode.
Reactions to news that history and other arts and humanities subjects are to be axed at the London Metropolitan University (formerly the University of North London and Polytechnic of North London), after having been taught there for over 50 years.
Further discussion in the light of the March 2011 Observer story headlined Academic Fury over Order to Study the Big Society, claiming that the Department for Business, Information and Skills had forced the Arts and Humanities Research Council to allocate funds to research on the theme of the ‘Big Society’.
The Browne Report released last week, and effectively rubber stamped in the savage public sector cuts announced yesterday, was simply the final nail in the coffin. Under the beguiling but misleading title ‘Securing a Sustainable Future for Higher Education’ it effectively announced that university degrees are no longer considered a public good but a private investment.