The Militant Student is a new paper written by students, for students.
The intention of government and big business to cut education, training
and jobs to service the bankers debts, means that we are left with
little option but to organise and fight. The situation that looms
before us shows that capitalism today is at a dead-end and offers no
future for workers and youth. This is the Statement of the Miltant
Student Editorial Board in its founding edition.
April 14saw over 200 Glasgow
University staff and students protest against cuts which are emerging as
of the ‘restructuring’ process despite management’s earlier promises.
demonstration was called by the lecturers’ union UCU but also saw strong
support from Unite and Unison who organise maintenance and admin staff.
years after declaring that New Labour's priorities were "education,
education, education", it seems that the government has a new mantra of
"cuts, cuts, cuts". On the 18th March, it was announced that funding
for universities would be slashed by £573 million, representing a cut
of 7.3%. The budget cut is the first time higher
education (HE) funding has been reduced since New Labour came power
and is a threat not only to students, but also to academic staff and
other university workers, who are facing the prospect of large job
From the 4th-9th of February, Cambridge University students voted in a
referendum on whether to remain affiliated to the National Union of
Students (NUS). The referendum was held due to a motion, passed earlier in the
term, in which a small group of students proposed that the Cambridge
University Students Union (CUSU) disaffiliate, claiming the the NUS had
irreversibly degenerated into a bureaucratic travesty and that we were
wasting our time (and money) by remaining affiliated to such an
On the 4th February 2010, the
Student Union at the University of Greenwich called a demonstration at the
Maritime campus, outside the Vice Chancellor’s office. This was in response to
the recent decision by the university management to increase tuition fees next