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17 May 2017
Free education, EMA, £10/hr, no zero-hours: Jeremy Corbyn's manifesto has been greeted with enormous enthusiasm by working class people but especially by young people.
26 October 2016
Five years ago, marking the 75th anniversary of 200 unemployed workers marching from Jarrow to London, Youth Fight for Jobs followed in their footsteps
28 September 2016
In an area with such poverty and neglect as Knowsley, Merseyside, its shocking that no A-levels course will be on offer anymore.
27 July 2016
The Tories want universities that meet their backbreaking 'teaching excellence framework' targets to be allowed to increase the cost of their courses with inflation. Universities including Manchester have already announced their fees will rise to £9,250 in 2017, before parliament has even considered the measure.
29 October 2015
Five years ago, Britain's streets erupted in mass student protests. Now, as thousands are again preparing to march in defence of education, the shadow of 2010 looms large.
9 September 2015
The Con-Dems trebled tuition fees, tried to privatise student debt and scrapped EMA grants.
10 June 2015
Build a mass movement to fight back: Thousands of "promising futures" are being put at risk by cuts. That's according to a survey of English councils by the Local Government Association (LGA). 90% have cut services for teenagers not in
7 April 2015
West Midlands Fire Brigades Union member and TUSC Dudley North parliamentary candidate Dave Pitt spoke to the Socialist
26 November 2014
On 19 November, over 5,000 joined lively march
3 September 2014
We now have to stay in compulsory education until we're 18, without Education Maintenance Allowance
11 September 2013
This autumn's new students will be the second batch forced to pay the Con-Dems' extortionate £9,000 a year price tag for university education, writes Ian Pattison , Socialist Students national chair.
17 April 2013
In 2012, the National Union of Students (NUS) conference mandated the union to call a national demo to launch the fightback against the government's attacks on education, writes Ronnie Smith, Sheffield Socialist Students.
6 December 2012
Sheffield Youth Fight for Jobs and Socialist Students lobby Sheffield Town Hall before presenting petitions demanding the Labour Council restore EMA. Two photos...
14 November 2012
Free education, bring back EMA, make the 1% pay!: Up to £9,000 tuition fees, with loan interest charged at 3% above inflation from the day you start. EMA student payments scrapped or facing cuts across the whole of Britain. Soaring youth unemployment...
24 October 2012
I am standing for Bristol mayor to give a voice to the many young people who are having their futures stolen from them, writes Tom Baldwin
11 July 2012
No jobs, no education, no future - that's the grim vision that the establishment politicians have for young people...
6 June 2012
Recently complaints have been made to local police about young people hanging around outside shops on King Street, Kidsgrove, near Stoke...
18 April 2012
Members of the National Union of Students (NUS), the only UK-wide collective organisation students have, must decide at NUS national conference this week whether NUS will take serious measures in the fight against attacks on our education or vanish into bureaucratic irrelevance, writes Edmund Schluessel.
7 March 2012
Walkout 14 March: Students arriving at university in September will be the first to pay the new £9,000 tuition fees and by that time, EMA student payments could be a thing of the past. What can students do to change things?
7 March 2012
It's election time for Britain's student unions and once again thousands will be asked to vote 'Joe Bama for president (yes we can!)' or 'Ben Johnson for education - BJ for satisfaction', writes Claire Laker-Mansfield, Socialist Students national organiser.
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