Peter Mandelson’s announcement just before Christmas that university funding in England is to be cut by £398m for 2010-11 has raised the stakes in the fight to defend higher education. For London Colleges the need for coordinated action, already urgent, has now become imperative. We need a massive turnout of staff and students for the lobby of parliament on 26 January and a strategy for defending jobs in HE.
To this end we are calling on all staff and student activists across London to come to King’s on Wednesday 20 January to organise for the 26th and beyond.
(This meeting was originally planned for 19th January but Sally Hunt was unable to make this date. Given the scale of the crisis in HE we felt it was important for her to attend).
President, KCL UCU