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- Goodbye £9,000, hello University of Lincoln
The University of Lincoln plans to charge students the maximum level of tuition fees – £9,000 per year – from 2012.
- Compare the BA (Hons) Marketing
Massive funding cuts are seeing universities having to raise their fees, there could be tough times ahead in higher education. The Linc‘s spreadsheet manipulation correspondent Maken Eetup explains.
- No fear of backlash for Lincoln MP after voting for £9k fees
Lincoln MP Karl McCartney has claimed voting for higher fees “wasn’t an easy decision” but stands by his decision – but has no fear of a student backlash.
- Tuition fees treble as university sit in continues
The House of Commons voted in favour of rising tuition fees, prompting the students who are currently occupying the university’s main building to stay there “indefinitely”.
- In full: Occupation at University of Lincoln
As parliament votes to treble the cost of tuition fees for students in England, the University of Lincoln is still being occupied by protesters — and they aren’t moving any time soon.
- Lincoln students taking to streets again against education cuts
Lincoln students are taking to the streets again on Wednesday, December 8th, to continue expressing their disgust at the coalition’s plans for higher education.
- Tuition fee protest planned for MP's surgery postponed
A protest against the rise in tuition fees will not take place on Friday after the cancellation of Lincoln MP Karl McCartney’s appearance at the City Hall for his advice surgery.
- What struck me about this student strike
Some students will be continuing the protests as the hike in tuition fees continue to be discussed, but The Linc‘s editor Shane Croucher asks why?
- New anti-cuts movement launched after meeting
An eclectic group of people in Lincoln have formed a new group in opposition to government cuts.
- Demonstration against tuition fees
Hundreds of students from Lincoln demonstrated against the proposed cuts to education funding, to coincide with the National Walkout against tuition fees.
- The truth behind the furore around the NUS demo
Marcell Grant, The Linc‘s reporter, was one of the 50,000 in London for the NUS and UCU demo on Wednesday, November 10th. He offers a different perspective on the day’s events.
- Audio: The Demolition rally speeches in full
Listen to the full speeches from Aaron Porter and Frances O’Grady from the Demolition 2010 rally on Wednesday, November 10th.
- Lincoln students participate in 50,000 strong tuition fee protest
Around 300 students and university staff from Lincoln joined over 50,000 protesters in London to take part in a national demonstration against rising tuition fees.
- Charnley claims Lincoln MP 'uneducated' about higher education
Chris Charnley, Lincoln Students’ Union president, has labelled Karl McCartney, Lincoln’s Tory MP, ”uneducated” about higher education.
- University of Lincoln fees rise 'inevitable'
Going to university in 2012? Start saving now, because you’re looking at the prospect of £9k fees. The University of Lincoln has already said it will be charging more.
- 595 Lincoln sign ups for London demo
595 University of Lincoln students and staff are traveling to London for the demonstration on November 10th. The deadline for signing up has now passed.
- Lincoln MP hints at support for higher fees
Karl McCartney hints that he would support a higher cap on fees in an interview with The Linc, though he stopped short of explicitly stating his position.
- Coalition indicates it will keep fees capped
Nick Clegg has confirmed that the coalition will keep tuition fees capped, with the likely cap being around £7,000 per year.
- Clegg is a liar and he will pay at the ballot box
Scott Wheeler thinks Nick Clegg lied to his Sheffield constituents, many of whom are students, about his stance on tuition fees — and that he’ll pay for it come 2015.
- Lincoln students to MP: don't leave us in the Browne stuff
Many students at the University of Lincoln have come out against the Browne report, labelling it ridiculous, dangerous and unfair — and warn Lincoln’s MP not to betray them.
University of Lincoln
Professor Mary Stuart, vice-chancellor of the University of Lincoln, has said she “would be loathed to see students have to pay more” but following the proposals a spokesman for the university described a rise in fees as “almost inevitable”. The university has already had to close an entire campus due to funding problems.
Conservative MP Karl McCartney is Lincoln’s representative in parliament and has expressed his support for the coalition government’s plans. Describing the plans as a “compromise”, he said: “The taxpayer is not an everlasting piggy bank available just for students’ or Higher Education funding.”
Lincoln Students’ Union
Lincoln SU is strongly opposed to any rise in tuition fees and has been campaigning against them locally and nationally with the NUS. Chris Charnley, president of the SU, has backed what he calls a “much fairer and progressive system” proposed in the NUS blueprint, which suggests a graduate tax — and has been highly critical publicly about Karl McCartney.
The National Union of Students has been leading a national campaign against the plans. Aaron Porter, president of the NUS, described the plans as “devastating cuts to teaching”, saying: “The Government have provided no reassurance that requirements on access, employability, quality or the student experience would be any more effective than they are now.”
The proposals to rise fees comes after Lord Browne’s report, with the coalition government backing the hike to £9000, often describing plans as “progressive”. The Liberal Democrats, particularly Nick Clegg, are facing criticism for breaking an NUS pledge signed by every Lib Dem MP to oppose any rise in fees.
December 8th – Final Lincoln protest
Following the march on November 24th, Socialist Students Lincoln are organising another demonstration on the day before the final vote. The march leaves Grantham Street at 1pm on Wednesday, before marching to the university campus.
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November 24th – March through Lincoln
Around 200 students, staff members and schoolchildren protested in Lincoln to march the second national day of protests. Protesters marched from Castle Hill to the university’s SOAP Centre, where a rally was held. The event was organised by Socialist Students Lincoln and was backed by the Students’ Union.
November 10th – Demolition London
An estimated 50,000 protesters, including around 300 from Lincoln, descended on London to protest against the proposals, however the NUS and UCU backed march and rally was partially undermined by violent incidents at Millbank Tower, where the Conservative Party are based.