Tag: university

“Universities must not become the care homes of a Covid second wave”

Queen’s University now joins Glasgow and Manchester in locking down halls of residence due to Covid-19 outbreaks. Within the first week of the university term, 30 students in Elms Village in south Belfast have tested positive for the virus. Fears of rising infection rates and the limitations of health and safety measures have been ignored by management in favour of forcing lecturers, support staff and students to participate in in-person classes without a uniform policy of sanitisation, mask-wearing and social distancing. 

Sussex: Suspended occupation student speaks to Socialist Students

Five students have been suspended at Sussex University for taking part in an occupation. One of the five spoke to Socialist Students NUS executive member Edmund Schluessel on 4 December. “Yesterday [3 December] the Bramber House occupation of the Conference Centre left to join the picket lines on Sussex campus, […]

Students occupation at Coleraine University

On the evening of Monday 2nd December, students at the University of Ulster’s Coleraine campus began an occupation of the Senior Common Room in opposition to plans to close the space. The Socialist spoke to Chloe Gault, a member of UUC Socialist Society and an organiser of the occupation: The […]