From Cambridge Education Not for Sale
80 students and trade unionists demonstrated outside Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge on May Day in protest at the course and job cuts being proposed by ARU management. Five courses, including politics, modern language, law and 20th century history are being threatened with closure or cut backs, and ARU UCU says that this will mean the loss of 90 teaching jobs.
The protesters, who as well as lecturers included other trade unionists and students from ARU, Cambridge university and a number of schools and FE colleges, heard speeches from representatives of Cambridge trades council and from Sofie Buckland of NUS national executive — linking the cuts to the government’s broader agenda of marketising education.
Activists from Cambridge ENS made up about a third of the demo, and we met a number of new activists before heading to Romsey Labour Club for the trades council’s May Day social! We look forward to continued involvement the campaign against cuts at ARU.