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Universities must leverage finances for climate justice

Words by J Clarke, Co-Director of Climate Campaigns at People & Planet, the UK’s largest student network campaigning on social and climate justice issues.  The fossil fuel divestment movement has been incredibly successful on an international scale, making a...

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Introducing the Right2Learn Campaign

Words by Right2Learn The Right2Learn campaign was founded in December 2020 with a simple mission: to campaign for a legal right to learn throughout life. This mission drew on the work of the Lifelong Learning Commission set up by the Labour Party in 2018 which...

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Decolonising the Curriculum or ‘Operation Legacy’?

Words by Gurminder K Bhambra, Professor of Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies at the University of Sussex. The government minister responsible for universities, Michelle Donelan, has commented that the ‘so-called decolonisation of the curriculum is censoring...

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News round-up: Free speech debate intensifies

The "free-speech debate" has intensified after the government announced it would introduce a 'Free Speech Champion' for higher education who will have the powers to fine universities or student unions that restrict free speech. The announcement has been met with...

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News round-up: New year, same problems

As the world welcomes a new year, the issues that the coronavirus pandemic has inflicted on higher education remain. Students across the UK have begun rent strikes, university staff face the prospect of returning to unsafe campuses, and debates about the value of...

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