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NUS plans mass student walkout

Publié par Clifford Armion le 13/02/2012

Shiv Malik

The National Union of Students is planning a countrywide campus walkout to fight government reforms to higher education, which its president has described as a "con".

The NUS said it would be encouraging tens of thousands of students to boycott seminars and lectures on 14 March and protest on campus against hidden course fees and the "privatisation of higher education".

The protest is expected to be the most significant student action since the winter of 2010 when, in a series of demonstrations against the trebling of university fees, Conservative party headquarters were ransacked, riot police clashed with students in Parliament Square and 393 arrests were made in London alone.

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"NUS plans mass student walkout", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2012. Consulté le 29/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/nus-plans-mass-student-walkout