Two articles were featured in the Socialist magazine ‘Megaphone’ recently. The first of which discusses the removal of maintenance grants and can be read below.
Maintenance Grants gone in latest attack on poorest students.
The past few weeks have seen the Facebook-Twitter-verse abuzz with claim after claim, statement and counter statement, from the various forces currently aligned in pitched battle over the question of anti-Semitism. Rumblings, coming out of Oxford University’s Labour Students as their co-chair resigned saying that their club seemed ‘generally to have some kind of problem with Jews’, were widely dismissed as right wing manoeuvrings. Then … Continue reading Does the left have a problem with anti-Semitism?
On the 9th of March this year, Birmingham Socialist Students had the great joy of hosting a fundraising night to support the Albert Street Project – a charity organisation that provides meals, clothes and company to the homeless and less fortunate people of Birmingham. The night consisted of live music delivered by the alternative folk performer Mikey Kenney (see his website here), with representatives from Albert Street and many of our own Socialist Students present.
As stated in the official Socialist Students aims and policies (see what we stand for here), we as a society would like to reiterate one of our most integral stances:
No to sexism, racism, homophobia and all forms of discrimination, and a no platform for fascists;
In November 2015, the flag-ship policy document of this government’s approach to Higher Education was released for consultation. While Andrew Lansley’s 2012 Health and Social Care Act brought reforms of the NHS that were ‘so big you could see them from space’, these reforms similarly mark a step change acceleration in the nature of governance of Higher Education. Following the important release of graduate earnings data by the Institute of Fiscal Studies this week , here’s why this matters. Continue reading “The Teaching Excellence Framework: what it is, and why we need to beat it”
The following article has been put together by a University of Birmingham student who has asked to remain anonymous. In the article, this student has explored how the removal of DSA influences them personally, as well as the impact it will have across the country.
Solidarity with the Save DSA activists.