QUB Socialist Society Public Meeting

23 02 2009


Heading towards socialism?

1pm Wednesday 25 February
Room 209 PFC

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England & Wales – Protest against fees 25th Feb

16 02 2009

Fight any increase in fees and attacks on education

Join the national protest on 25 february

Soas, central London, 12 noon

Fight for your future


This year the government will review the present cap of £3,145 on university fees. John Denham, the universities minister, recently commissioned a report from arch privateer Sir John Chisholm recommending that elite universities should be able to charge whatever they like. Vice chancellors want to charge tens of thousands of pounds to compete with rich US universities. Whatever the outcome of the review students will be expected to pay even more for the funding crisis in higher education. Many universities have lost millions in the collapsing banks. They are budgeting for students to pay more and will make brutal cuts on campuses to balance the books. Already courses are being cut and staff sacked at Swansea and Southampton universities and elsewhere. This year the government has cut grants for thousands of university students. Many further education students have not received their Education Maintenance Allowance because Liberata, a private company given a fat contract by the government, has failed to process their applications.

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Public Meetings

8 02 2009

Massive bailouts for the banks,
Record job losses,
No future for youth


Why should we pay for the bosses’ crisis?

Come along to head the socialist solution

1pm Wedneday 11th February
Room 209 PFC
Contact – 07821058319

UU Coleraine
1pm Wednesday 18th February
Upstairs Students Union

7pm Wednesday 18th February
Anchor Inn, Portstewart

Dublin – 16,000 students protest against fees

6 02 2009


Fees protestspaceball

After the march 120 FEE (Free Education for Everyone) activits led a sit down protest outside the Dail and marched to the USI meeting afterwards.

FEE protest


FEE and Socialist Youth members raised last Saturday the idea of a 24 hour stoppage of third level education. USI feeling pressure from below have called for ballots in university campuses to call a 24 hour stoppage.