Fri, December 10, 2010

British students protest tuition hikes

Thousands of British students protest against tuition fee rise

Thousands of university students demonstrated Thursday in central London, the fourth since last month, as MPs in the House of Commons prepared to vote on a plan to raise tuition fees. Full story


Education in the United Kingdom

Education in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having separate systems under separate governments.


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MPs prepare to vote for tuition fee increase

2010-12-10 10:31:24 GMT SWINDON’S MPs will tonight give their backing to increasing tuition fees to £9,000 in the most controversial vote since the coalition government was formed in May.

Drastic tuition fee hike in Britain sparks clashes

2010-12-10 10:30:01 GMT British parliamentarians have backed a government plan to sharply increase tuition fees at universities across England and Wales. The vote sparked clashes between students and police.

Violent protests in London ahead of key vote on tuition fee hike

2010-12-10 10:28:18 GMT Thousands of agitated student protesters clashed with riot police outside the British parliament in London on Thursday as lawmakers were preparing to vote on a controversial measure that would hike tuition fees and reduce university funding in England.

UK PM seeks action against violent protesters

2010-12-10 10:00:55 GMT Britain's prime minister says he wants to bring the full weight of the law against protesters who attacked a car carrying the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall amid violent protests in London over a rise in tuition fees.

British student riots a prelude to American Future?

2010-12-10 10:37:17 GMT I was in Dublin, Ireland, the week of Thanksgiving. The television in our hotel room didn't get nearly as many channels as we receive at home, but it received RTE News, the Irish network, and also broadcasts from British television. Whenever we were at the hotel, I flipped on the tube to the news stations, as is my habit here at home.

London on lockdown: How social media spurred student protests

2010-12-10 10:35:32 GMT London is currently on lockdown after student protests opposing the rise in university tuition fees became uncontrollable. Social media was and continues to be a significant conduit to organising student protests, scenes the UK has not seen since the 1970’s.