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University – an exercise in futility?

As I’m sure you are aware, we are living in a winter of discontent. It seems that strike action has taken hold in practically every public service in the country,…

Literature and its Influence on Protest

One of my English Literature role models is a Cambridge academic named Dr Jason Scott-Warren. I have met him twice (once by fluke coincidence when we happened to be interrailing…

Who’s on strike in Scotland? Your guide to strikes in February and March

Workers across various sectors in Scotland are set to take strike action in February, continuing the recent UK strike wave. Here are the groups of workers taking strike action in…

Do Strikes Affect English Departments More?

My typically lecture-jammed week has become a wasteland. All of my English Literature lectures and tutorials are cancelled in support of the UCU industrial action, which is demanding improved pensions,…

Live Updates: UCU Strike Action

This feed is live and being updated with all breaking news and information regarding the ongoing UCU strike action. Monday February 13, 11:53am Today, UCU are in negotiations with UCEA…

‘Stupid’, ‘corrupt’, ‘it’s tone deaf’ – students react to Mathieson’s knighthood

Peter Mathieson, Vice-Chancellor and principal of the University of Edinburgh, has received a knighthood for his ‘services to higher education’. This week, The Student asked students for their responses, and…

Staff Strikes – a rallying call to physical solidarity

Following a record approval of over 80 per cent on ballots concerning both pensions and working conditions, UCU members nationwide have commenced another round of historic strike action. As 4th…

University lecturers, other teaching staff to strike on 24, 25, and 30 November

Members of the University and College Union (UCU), which includes lecturers and other teaching staff at the University of Edinburgh, are set to strike on 24, 25, and 30 November.…