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Education

Cuts at The University of Nottingham: the end of quality research and teaching.

The University of Nottingham’s (UoN) finances will suffer due to the COVID-19 crisis, and they have chosen the lowest paid to take the hit. Behind the nice words and technical jargon of press releases lies a story of pay-cuts, lay-offs, and outsourcing. Students are expected to continue to pay exorbitant fees while teaching quality goes […]

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Education

Making Workers Pay: The True Cost of Coronavirus in The University Sector.

For years universities in the UK have been operating as businesses. Increasingly for-profit, they have been shamelessly charging students high tuition fees, providing the bare minimum of service and spending money on management salaries and grandiose projects. The current crisis has made clear that universities do not care about workers, students, or research, only about […]

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Politics

Polish Democracy in Crisis

Poland has been governed by the Law and Justice (PiS) party since 2015, when President Andrzej Duda was elected, and the party first got a majority in parliament. They were voted in as traditional, Catholic conservatives with promises of lowering the retirement age, massively increasing child support and free medication for the elderly. They have […]