Cambridge Defend Education has divided opinion with its tuition fees protests, its occupations and its interruption of a speech by Universities Minister David Willetts. With respected Cambridge professors stepping into the ring, we look at the arguments both for and against the controversial group.
A dramatic confrontation took place at Cambridge University this week, where anti-tuition fees protesters confronted Universities Minister David Willetts during an organised lecture and forced him to leave the stage, abandoning his speech.
As predicted by campaigners and protesters, the enrolment figures now prove that the government decision to slash the Education Maintenance Allowance has had a devastating effect on college enrolment figures amongst the poorest students. Read on for a detailed analysis of the facts and figures.
As the tuition fees furore continues, two teenagers have won an unprecedented battle to take the fight to the High Court. They will argue that the government’s new tuition fees policy contravenes human rights law by disadvantaging students from poorer backgrounds and creating an elitist system where university is for the rich.
A heartfelt plea from a 15 year old schoolboy has reopened the debate on the EMA. We recap the key details of the EMA and its demise, and outline the government’s scheme to replace it with a £180 million fund. But will it be too little too late for UK education?
As the deadline arrives for universities to submit their proposed levels of tuition fees for 2012, we provide a condensed summary of all the vital facts and developments on tuition fees.
Reports of the mass protest against government cuts on March 26 have been so varied that it has been difficult for anybody to piece together a realistic picture of what actually took place. We pick through the wildly different accounts of the day to find out what really happened.
The IPCC has confirmed that an investigation is underway into the “criminal and gross misconduct” of police officers who allegedly conspired to falsely arrest a student protester during the tuition fee protests last year.
Aaron Porter has announced his intention to stand down as NUS President when his term ends in April. He claims he is proud of the achievements of the union during the tuition fees furore, but many students have been disappointed with his timid leadership. What next for the student movement?