Tag: higher education

6 Reasons the Defence of ULU is Vital to Students Everywhere
by Michael Chessum
The University of London Union is due to be closed down by University of London management on 1 August. If all goes to Vice Chancellor Adrian Smith's plan, the building will be seized and the union replaced by a management-run 'student service centre'. Since 2010, ULU has in many ways been at the heart of the student movement nationally, and its closure is indicative of a broader trend of commercialisation in the sector.
5 Reasons Free Education is Still Worth It
by Alia Al Ghussain
The idea of education as a commodity and universities as sausage factories only seems to be on the rise, meanwhile any semblance of a higher education as a social good accessible to all only seems to becoming the stuff of fantasy. This article takes on the normalization of market logic being applied to education, as well as the NUS's preferred - and embarrassing - 'graduate tax' policy, to argue that nothing short of free education should be demanded to reclaim education.

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