Goodbye, Tata Madiba

By Sabeehah Motala, LLB Law   On Thursday 5th December, the world lost arguably the most iconic politician that ever lived. Mr Mandela – a leader, father of a nation, revolutionary, freedom-fighter, boxer and lawyer – passed away in the comfort of his home in Johannesburg, South Africa. The anti-Apartheid hero has found eternal peace, […]

Michael Chessum released

ULU President Michael Chessum was arrested at lunchtime yesterday as he tried to enter ULU headquarters on Malet Street. He was released in the evening after nine hours in custody. It is believed that the arrest was related to a protest at Senate House earlier this week.  A 200-strong crowd of students and supporters, including […]

University calls police on 3 Cosas

In defiance of an effective campus-wide ban on protest, members and supporters of the 3 Cosas – ‘Three Things’ – campaign headed to Senate House on Thursday October 24th to insist the University of London listen to their demand: “sick pay, holiday, pensions now!” At approximately 1 PM, protesters gathered at the Russell Square gates. […]

Unrest in Turkey continues

“This is not a company, it is a university. We are not clients, we are students,” METU students in Ankara. Students of the Middle Eastern Technical University (METU), Ankara, have taken matters into their own hands after government-sponsored construction workers deforested several trees in the university fields in the hope of building a new road. […]

Teachers fight Gove over pay changes

On Thursday 17th October the teaching unions NUT and NASUWT held a strike and a rally in various parts of England, including London, to protest against the changes in teachers’ working conditions which are being put forward by Education Secretary Michael Gove. The three points central to the protest were pay conditions, the length of […]