We have just heard of a new campaign that will be useful to Open University students. It is called ‘Part-time Matters’, and describes itself as follows:
“The Part-time Matters campaign, launched off the back of Adult Learners’ Week, champions the benefits of part-time study and raises awareness of the challenges facing part-time education today. It is led by an alliance of high-profile institutions representing universities, businesses, unions and educational institutions.”
As you can see from the logos of campaign sponsors above, the Open University is a supporter of the campaign.
Currently, the campaign organisers are asking their supporters to contribute by:
- Telling us how part-time study has changed your life
- Writing to your MP and asking him/her to sign the early day motion supporting the campaign
- Tweeting about the campaign by using the hashtag #PartTimeMatters
- Talking to your friends, family and colleagues to raise awareness of the campaign
For more information, please visit the campaign website.
This Wednesday, there will be a National Demonstration for a re-democratisation of education, organised by the National Union of Students (NUS). The National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (NCAFC) has also announced their support. Everyone will gather from 11am at Temple Place, London and march to Kennington Park for the rally. Watch out for the OU banner!
11:00 March assembles in Temple Place
11:45 March sets off from Temple Place
14:00 Rally in Kennington Park starts
15:00 Rally in Kennington Park ends and people depart
More information about the demonstration can be found here.
After heading down to your local picket line with tea and cake to support the public sector workers on November 30th, come and march in London with fellow students.
OU Activists will be joining the education feeder march at ULU at 12:30. This will be a visible bloc for students and education workers on the main march.
We will be meeting outside Waterstones, on the Malet Street side, facing the University of London Union:
The feeder march is called by ULU and NUS Black Students Campaign.
Look out for our new banner (in the picture)!
Also feel free to make and bring your own banners and placards!
If you need to phone on the day, please call Laura on 07976911887.
The facebook page for the event is here:
There will also be rallies and marches around the country, so if you are not in London, or not close enough to travel there, please do organise or join an education related feeder march in your city too!