Open University – Open to Who?

The Open University until recently offered affordable part-time correspondence courses at degree level, but has been subject to the same changes in funding as traditional brick universities. In fact, it had an even bigger hike in fees. In 2012, the cost of a 60-credit module – a sixth of an Open undergraduate degree – rose…

Statement from Leicester Socialist Students on the UCU Strike

This week, the UCU trade union (representing academic and related workers, including many students who teach as postgrads) will be taking industrial action for fairer pay in higher education. They will be on strike at universities across the country on 25th-26th May, and at the same time beginning to ‘work to rule’, which means they will…

Leicester University’s Housing Rip-Off

As students, many of us know what it is like to live in university accommodation. It’s where you meet people from different courses, from all across the world. Some of them will become life-long friends, others not so much. This is one of the best things about living in university accommodation. For some, university offers…