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The Forever War on British Universities

Across the country this year, UCU workers are striking not just for wages, pensions, and conditions — but for a higher education system worth learning in.

Lecturers, trade unionists and students march through central London in solidarity with higher education strikes taking place at 68 British universities on 22 February 2022 in London, England. (Wiktor Szymanowicz / Future Publishing via Getty Images)

Barely a week goes by without a new announcement to undermine higher education. For over a decade, Conservative governments have aggressively pursued what New Labour began in earnest: the project of reshaping higher education in the image of the market. In more recent years, national focus has been placed on the role of the university […]

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