students

  • November 5, 2010

    As arms companies target university careers fairs, they may be hoping that the economic situation will encourage graduates to work for them. But a wave of student protests have broken out at graduate recruitment events across the UK, suggesting that students are more unwilling than ever to use their skills in the service of a trade that fuels war and perpetuates poverty.

  • July 15, 2010

    The Business Secretary, Vince Cable has triggered a mixed reaction after saying that university students will “almost certainly” have to pay more towards their education, in contrast to the Liberal Democrats' previous approach.

  • May 18, 2010

    The Vice-Chancellors of the UK's leading universities have triggered a negative reaction by calling on the new government to lift the cap on tuition fees.

  • May 13, 2010

    Students and academics have called on the Liberal Democrats not to abandon their opposition to increases in university tuition fees now that they are in coalition with the Tory Party.

  • February 22, 2010

    Christian students from across Britain have prayed for courage to engage in activism and mission at the end of the annual conference of the Student Christian Movement (SCM), which took place in Derbyshire this weekend.

  • February 19, 2010

    The next two weeks look set to offer further evidence that, contrary to common perceptions, student activism is alive and well.

  • January 28, 2010

    There has been an angry response to the government’s admission that only 4% of people from the poorest backgrounds go to university, while life expectancy in the richest parts of the UK is 13 years longer than in the poorest parts.

  • November 26, 2009

    Financial cutbacks by the Church of England could leave two south coast universities as the only universities in England with no Anglican chaplain. The Diocese of Winchester is considering axing the posts in response to a budget deficit.

  • November 23, 2009

    Hundreds of student activists from across Britain have spent the weekend in Manchester exploring their response to climate change and corporate power, after a year that has seen a resurgence in student activism at universities around the country.

  • November 1, 2009

    The arms trade is undermining democracy in countries around the globe, according to Andrew Feinstein, a former MP in South Africa, who was nicknamed “Mr Clean” by the media for his determination to investigate corruption.