• Recognise, Reward, Repay: Professionalism in Women’s Sport

    August 18th 2014 was a huge day for women’s rugby with the England team lifting the World Cup after four unsuccessful finals in a row. A long awaited title was added to their existing one from 1994. However, this was not just a World Cup win for women’s rugby,...
  • Threatening A Marking Boycott Fights Against The Commoditisation Of University Teaching

    Since October 31st last year, university staff nationwide have been sporadically striking in protest at the fact that their pay has decreased by 13% in real terms since 2009. They’re especially indignant about the 5.1% average pay rise awarded to vice-chancellors last year.  There have been three one-day strikes...
  • Should the University of Nottingham pay the Living Wage?

    YES Hundreds of UoN staff this winter will have struggled to heat their homes and pay for Christmas. These are staff we come into contact with every day; they serve us coffee in Hallward, lunch in Portland, and willfully wade through our mess when cleaning rooms in halls. The...
  • Students Must Unite With Striking Lecturers

    Who says students are a lazy and uncommitted bunch? Not at Warwick University, where history undergraduates have taken the controversial step of organising student-run lectures while their tutors strike over pay. Whilst the ingenuity and commitment to their studies is commendable, it is symptomatic of an apparent lack of...
  • Vice-Chancellor Pay Hikes: Are They Worth The Money?

    So Nottingham students, who exactly is the vice-chancellor of your university? Who is the leader of this institution, the person with whom the buck ultimately stops? If, like me, you’ve had no idea for most of your time here who the big cheese is, you are not alone. Let’s...
  • It is the Lecturers Who Didn’t Strike Who Deserve a Pay Rise

    A national strike took place on Thursday involving university staff who followed the suggestions of the University and College Union (UCU), Unison and Unite, in order to take action against a supposedly unfair wage deal. Many students will have rejoiced at missing a lecture or two. Some will be...