Tomorrow DMU’s UCU branch is hosting a workshop/teach-in for students and staff about the higher education industrial action.
The workshop will take place between 10.40 and 12.15 in St Andrew’s Community Hall, Gateway Street. The entrance is on Gateway Street. You walk along Gateway Street with Gateway House and the Font pub on your left. Just past the small car park, on the right is the entrance to the Community Hall. It’s about 30 seconds from the library.
The workshop will discuss:
- The implications of turning higher education into a market
- The relevance of the strike for students
- Student debt
- De-professionalising the workforce
- The implications for everyone of university borrowing
- Alternatives: the 3Cosas action; the Social Science Centre in Lincoln; the Free University Network.
There are a series of readings that might underpin your engagement with this teach-in.
Luke Martell at Sussex manages a list of links to Free Universities and alternative educational projects, alongside links related to occupy and education, and the radical/critical pedagogic underpinnings of those alternatives.
Canada’s New University Solidarity Co-operative.
Discover Society on the political economy of higher education.
Novara media articles on education.
Open Democracy student/worker Occupy Communiques.
radical philosophy articles on education.
Remaking the University on the privatisation of US higher education.
The Social Science Centre, Lincoln UK.
Zerohedge on student loan debt.
The 3Cosas campaign.