• The strike debate – which side are you on?

    First up, let’s get back to basics: Who is deciding to strike? After several months of negotiations and a failure to agree on a solution, the University and College Union (UCU), the trade union for lecturers and other staff at universities, have called for the strike. 88% of UCU...
  • University staff set for 14-day protest over pension changes

    The University and College Union (UCU) has announced that university staff will strike for 14 days over a four-week period due to potential changes to their pensions. The announcement of industrial action comes after staff at 61 universities across the UK voted overwhelmingly in favour of protesting over new...
  • Socialist Students hold a day of action

    On the day of the release of the Government’s Autumn Budget 2017,  the University’s Socialist Students Society organised a day of action to protest Tory policies. The protest was part of a nationwide Socialist Students’ campaign on university campuses on 22 November. Will Sharland, the president of UoN’s Socialist...
  • UoN staff and students protest the University’s employment standards

    This morning students and academic staff at the University of Nottingham (UoN) took to Trent Courtyard to protest the University not implementing a Living Wage. Around a hundred students and staff members gathered early Tuesday morning carrying cleaning supplies to show solidarity with the cleaning staff, the University’s lowest-paid...
  • #uoncleanupyouract: UoN students fight the cause for the University’s lowest paid employees

    The Living Wage Campaign at the University of Nottingham is seeking to convince the University to implement a living wage for its lowest-paid employees. The campaign, led by a cross-party student group, is working to ensure that the University’s cleaning, catering, and estate staff are paid fairly in accordance...
  • On campus protest: UoN Left Society taking a stand against arms companies on campus

    Yesterday, 30th October 2017, the University of Nottingham (UoN) Left Society staged a protest at the East Midlands Conference Centre during the 2017 Science and Technology Fair. The fair focused on internships and graduate employment opportunities for students studying STEM subjects- science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Thus, the careers...
  • How to be a low-key activist

    As a student, one is probably in that ‘adolescent’ bracket of society and thus statistically more likely to engage in activism. Activism is a term which often receives negative connotations, but it simply means actively attempting to achieve a social, economic or political objective. Doing some or all of...