What exactly does a university Vice Chancellor do?

As HE workers prepare for action over pay, Mike Haynes asks: what do VCs actually do?

Happy NEU year?

The newly formed National Education Union is currently balloting for action. What are the prospects for the new union and the left within it?

Immigration White Paper: We treat #PatientsNotPassports

The government published its delayed Immigration White Paper yesterday. Here a doctor tells us about the damage current immigration policies is already causing patients.

Library cuts and mathemagics

A struggle over library cuts reveals how shock doctrine tactics work at the level of an individual university.

Academies suck… money and life out of our schools

A key dispute in the battle against education privatisation has been unfolding at John Roan school in Greenwich. Support staff will be on strike again next week.

A Kestral for a Knave: fifty years on

Barry Hines's book A Kestrel for a Knave, which became the film Kes, was published fifty years ago this year, but it remains as relevant as ever.

Resistance not resilience: ruling class and radical approaches to mental health

While employers want healthy workers, they are not prepared to look at the deeper causes of mental distress.

The political economy of urban crisis: housing and the city

At the recent Revenge of Everyday Life conference, Ruth Lorimer talked about the growth of social reproductive services such as cleaning through gig economy platforms in cities, while Katya Nasim talked about the housing...

Maternity Care in Crisis

What led to the unfolding scandal around maternity care in Shropshire?

Reflections on the Education Spring

An interview with Lois Weiner about the flowering of militancy in the US education system