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Tuition fees on the rise:

British teachers demonstrate. Image by Plashing Vole via Flickr.

Union action The NASUWT is working with partners in the trade union and wider campaigning movement to press the Coalition Government to re-think these policies which are harming the life chances of young people and which will hamper the country’s financial, cultural and social development for years to come. Teachers are...

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A dangerous experiment:

Cambridge University. Image by foshie via Flickr.

Skills gap So where do we go from here? The answer is simple. Instead of cutting funding for our higher education, the UK needs to invest. The report, Further Higher? Tertiary education and growth in the UK's new economy, commissioned by UCU and carried out by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), ma...

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The Québec Maple Spring:


The term, ‘Maple spring’ refers to the Canadian practice – after a harsh winter - of collecting maple sap in Springtime to make delicious syrup. Like the sap that flows in the veins of maple trees, thousands of students invaded the major arteries of our cities to make their voices heard, loud and clear! Underst...

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