20: Tensions at British Universities

In this week’s episode, Goldsmiths College Professor Natalie Fenton joins The Academic Citizen to discuss the state of higher education in the United Kingdom. Fenton explains the student protests against fees that emerged in 2010, as well as rent strikes that happened this year. She also discusses ongoing industrial action by academic staff and the impact of marketisation and Brexit on the higher education sector.

We chat to some students about their knowledge of higher education in the UK and get their opinions of recent events.

To read more about Fenton’s views, read the articles below:

Click here to read more about her latest book “Digital Political Radical”.

Photo credit: Andrew Moss

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