Database of Articles and Websites on the Privatisation of Education

Sussex Against Privatisation Occupation

– Sussex Uni student TV on the anti-privatisation occupation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qEA6BCF5-s8# …!

– Sussex occupation offers a glimpse of future struggles – good article on university privatisation and the response: http://liverpoolstudentmedia.com/2013/02/occupysussex-offers-a-glimpse-of-future-struggles/

– Video on the reasons for the Sussex Uni anti-privatisation occupation and the 100s joining it yesterday: http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/10224557.Student_protesters_storm_Sussex_university_building/?ref=twtrec

– Mark Steel great speech at Sussex Uni in support of anti-privatisation occupation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLAQHg5jUIw&feature=youtu.be

– The Sussex Uni anti-privatisation occupation has its own Zine – called Anti-Privazine! http://issuu.com/occupy_sussex/docs/anti_privazine_ed_1_online

– Statement from Sussex occupiers against privatisation http://bit.ly/124I6ug

– Solidarity Statement on current occupation, https://sussexagainstprivatisation.wordpress.com/2013/02/10/solidarity-statement-sign-now/sexagainstprivatization.wordpress.com/2013/02/10/solidarity-statement-sign-now/

– Letter to Staff at the University of Sussex from the Sussex Uni students occupying over outsourcing: http://wp.me/p2t86B-5R

Media coverage

– Articulate informed+detailed explanations by Sussex Uni students for their occupation over outsourcing, radio free brighton: http://www.mixcloud.com/RadioFreeBrighton/new-interviews-and-speeches-from-sussex-university-occupation-against-privitisation-08-02-13/ …

– Kerem – As the Sussex Uni occupation shows, Government may see – education as a market, but students do not http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/as-the-sussex-uni-occupation-shows-government-may-see-education-as-a-market-but-students-do-not-8488719.html

– Sussex student protest gathers momentum as Peter Capaldi, Caroline Lucas and Tariq Ali offer support http://www.independent.co.uk/student/news/sussex-student-protest-gathers-momentum-as-peter-capaldi-caroline-lucas-and-tariq-ali-offer-support-8490572.html

 – THE – http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=422634&c=1

– Sussex sit-in gathers celebrity support http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=422653#.URk9BtFO_N0.twitter

– Independent – http://www.independent.co.uk/student/news/students-occupy-sussex-university-in-protest-against-service-selloff-8487055.html?origin=internalSearch

– Mark Steel, yet another voice in support of Sussex Uni occupation against privatisation: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/its-now-accepted-that-learning-has-to-be-profitable-to-be-valid-8492199.html

– Pressure grows on Sussex Uni management as 100s of students join occupation against privatisation: http://www.independent.co.uk/student/news/video-pressure-grows-on-sussex-university-management-as-students-storm-building-in-demonstration-against-privatisation-8493552.html

– Argus – http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/10216355.Activists_occupy_University_of_Sussex_building_over_privatisation_of_jobs/

– Guardian – http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2013/feb/08/students-occupy-sussex-university-in-protest-against-privatisation?INTCMP=SRCH

– Anti-capitalists – http://anticapitalists.org/2013/02/08/sussex-students-occupy-against-privatisation/

– BBC News – http://bbc.in/VJ4fvx

– BBC News – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-21508565

Support statements

– Caroline Lucas – http://www.carolinelucas.com/blog.html/2013/02/08/supporting-sussex-university-students-and-staff-in-privatisaton-protest/

– Video of Caroline Lucas at Sussex Occupation 14 February 2013 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nevevw-5eNc&feature=player_embedded

– USSU page with statements of support – http://www.sussexstudent.com/campaigns/content/751393/outsourcing_at_sussex/statements_of_support/

– Deceptacon video from Bramber House Occupation – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCu_kr3H0U8

– Deceptacon video from Holland – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU03rVxYMjM&feature=player_embedded

Outsourcing at Sussex

– Sussex unions tell Uni Council of risks of privatisation, flawed management process + the alternative http://www.ucu.org.uk/media/pdf/b/g/sussex_update_feb13.pdf

– Unis moving from academic critical communities to managerialism research+admissions run on private business models http://gu.com/p/3dydq/tw

Campus unions, staff and students, question outsourcing at Sussex Uni: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/Users/ssfa2/sussexunionsoutsourcing.pdf

– Adriano on Uni of Sussex privatisation: http://bit.ly/Seah83

– Privatisation at Sussex Uni in the national context: http://www.badgeronline.co.uk/2012/11/the-national-trajectory-of-local-change/ …

– Maia – Sussex students mobilise to fight against outsourcing of their university. http://fb.me/1oOXeEdVO

– Sussex Students’ Union say Sussex Uni outsourcing plans show “blatant disregard” for their students http://www.sussexstudent.com/news/index.php?page=article&news_id=271163#.UGX4PxkB6VY.twitter …

– Protest at Sussex Uni against outsourcing that leads to cuts in pay pensions and services http://bit.ly/Q8RKrV

– Unions left in the dark over Sussex Uni outsourcing plans http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=420964#.UDyZjOpsTsN.twitter …

Anger at privatisation plans for University of Sussex (From The Argus) http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/9892934.Anger_at_privatisation_plans_for_University_of_Sussex/?ref=twtrec …

– Petition to save Sussex services – http://bit.ly/JgXdMZ

Privatisation of HE in the UK

– The Shadow State: A report about outsourcing of public services (Social Enterprise UK / Zoe Williams) – http://www.socialenterprise.org.uk/uploads/files/2012/12/the_shadow_state_3_dec1.pdf

Outsourcing of academic and student services at Falmouth University: http://falmouthexeterprotest.wordpress.com/

– The marketisation of universities leads to increased spending on marketing and less on students and education: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=422601#.URP6W8e3G-g.twitter

– University of London outsourced workers have worse pensions and shorter holidays – http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=422598#.URFCZgBZjBs.twitter

– Outsourcing: the winners are private equity+shareholders, the losers the low-paid+vulnerable + in the end we all pay http://gu.com/p/3dtmg/tw

Outsourcing in the UK today:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/feb/07/public-sector-outsourcing-shadow-state

– The problems with for-profit HE: IOE London Blog http://ioelondonblog.wordpress.com/2013/01/18/privates-on-parade-for-profit-he-in-the-firing-line/ …

– Firm that owns UK’s 1st for-profit uni will have say in controlling the institution’s academic authority http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=422235#.UOa8DiXBoak.twitter

– University shifts staff to private firm so they can cut their pay and holidays: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=422247#.UObNmjXlJSQ.twitter

– Salford UnI VC says that govt changes to universities favour private benefit over public good and increase elitism: http://www.corporate.salford.ac.uk/leadership-management/martin-hall/blog/2012/12/defending-british-universities/

Good overview of privatisation and marketisation of UK HE, consequences for inequality, and economic dysfunctionality, by John Holmwood http://hir.harvard.edu/youth-on-fire/markets-versus-publics#.UL9LcCaYiTY.twitter

UCU report on private equity funds taking over post-secondary education – public service or portfolio investment? http://www.ucu.org.uk/media/pdf/0/l/ucu_psopi_oct12.pdf

– London Met study – University outsourcing: this paper examines the promises of cost savings and better quality and finds them unproven. http://www.workinglives.org/londonmet/fms/MRSite/Research/wlri/Working%20Papers/WLRI%20Working%20Paper%20no%2011%20Progress%20at%20work%20or%20work%20in%20progress.pdf …

– McGettigan important overview on the government’s plans for privatising universities – support services but also education itself http://bit.ly/MBrIhH

– Critical Education blog of Andrew McGettigan, leading expert on Uni privatisation – http://andrewmcgettigan.org/

– One of the best articles on the privatisation of universities, a searing piece from the day fees were introduced: http://bit.ly/dJRqWd Finlayson on Open Democracy

– The marketisation of higher education, and its implications, useful informative interview with McGettigan: http://wearenotrats.co.uk/something-an-interview-with-andrew-mcgettigan/ …

– From February 2012: the game is rigged, Tory plans for privatised higher education http://liverpoolstudentmedia.com/2012/02/the-game-is-rigged-tory-plans-for-privatised-higher-education/ …

– Fighting for the Public University, unions, students and lessons from Chile and Quebec: http://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/luke-martell/fighting-for-public-university

– On the privatisation of universities – http://shiftinggrounds.org/2012/07/the-privatisation-of-the-universities/ …

– The privatisation of the English University – http://www.sussex.ac.uk/Users/ssfa2/privatisation%20of%20the%20university.pdf

– What future for education? http://j.mp/T28Z2D by Luke Cooper

– It’s not just the tuition fees, an overview on privatisation and outsourcing in UK higher education http://libcom.org/blog/its-not-just-tuition-fees-13102012 …

– UCU asks Public Accounts Committee for an inquiry into the trebling of taxpayers’ money going to private HE providers: http://www.ucu.org.uk/index.cfm?articleid=6394

– Head of UK’s first private uni, Buckingham, says unis should be charities not for-profits dependent on shareholders and he says the USA shows why: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=421964#.ULed82L9Kb8.twitter …

– UK universities: will the public good yield to private profit? http://gu.com/p/3c6jc/tw

– Holmwood, the entry of for-profit providers in HE is happening without debate. It will lead to elitism + won’t benefit students: http://gu.com/p/3c4t4/tw

– The privatisation of universities report – Foot in the Door: Profit and Public Education: http://www.scribd.com/doc/114024345/UK-Education-Commission-Report-1 …

– More and more taxpayers money being spent on private for-profit providers taking over higher education: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=422043#.UMCB1A4kEqQ.twitter …

– College of Law gains university title. Recent university privatisation. http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=421927#.UK5eSbV_yPU.twitter …

– The privatisation of post-92 universities: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=421911#.UK5DOJeK32w.twitter …

– HE for-profits want public funds so they can use them to pursue private gain + undermine education for public benefit: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=421910#.UK3mLITF-a0.twitter …

– Lancashire university could go private: http://www.ucu.org.uk/index.cfm?articleid=6382 …

– HE reforms are about privatisation of universities + increasing class inequality and the student movement should say so: http://gu.com/p/3cx9m/tw

– Willetts held 12+ meetings with for-profit education firms before publishing his plans for university reform: http://bbc.in/ndCFAq

– Govt promoting tax avoidance so subsidised private providers can undermine HE that is for the public good not profit: http://www.millionplus.ac.uk/news-views/blog/ceo-blog-smell-the-coffee …

– The makeup of the CBDU is elitist. But the market and managerialism they criticise is devastating universities: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=421767#.UJwAQ_Zvo0k.twitter …

– Privatisation in HE, fears over ‘risky’ private enterprise at University of Gloucestershire: http://www.ucu.org.uk/index.cfm?articleid=6370 …

– Universities should be about education and free enquiry not marketisation and authoritarian management: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=421722#.UJtolVZs4l8.twitter …

– Willetts says the privatisation and marketisation of HE is based on evidence. It’s not but is ideological http://gu.com/p/3btjc/tw

– Private equity firms will buy out universities or departments and run them for profit changing the whole meaning of HE: http://www.ucu.org.uk/index.cfm?articleid=6364 …

– For-profit London School of Business says privatise and break up university sector, copying telecoms privatisation: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=421659#.UJIugCSWaWI.twitter …

– Willetts says business schools should withdraw their income from supporting courses of social and educational value: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=421602#.UIqfpMB6o-o.twitter …

– The deliberate ideological marketisation of universities and how it will shrink the sector and increase inequality http://gu.com/p/3bd4j/tw

– Reason for uni fees is not that it saves money. It’s that it allows for education driven by profit not the public good http://gu.com/p/3b5ja/tw

– Critical, public, accessible intellectuals versus the marketised top-down university: http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/10/08/the-disappearance-of-public-intellectuals/#.UHsOGL4QKOs.twitter …

– How Unison fought privatisation at London Metropolitan University: http://shar.es/cdC0K

– Government reforms to fees and loans will cost more than admitted and than the previous system they replaced: http://www.hepi.ac.uk/455-2094/The-cost-of-the-Government%E2%80%99s-reforms-of-the-financing-of-higher-education.html …

– Univ figures predict segregation, privatisation, 15k fees, loss of international and poor students for future of UK HE http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=421591#.UImFEOuqaYQ.twitter …

– Method of collecting data underestimates number of poor put off by higher UK university fees: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk

– Lib Dems favour more privatisation of universities: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=421266#.UGf9zv-Nt0M.twitter …

– Market-driven education is destroying university values. So march Oct 20th. http://gu.com/p/3akjx/tw

– The failure of subcontracting in further education: http://gu.com/p/2p7pn/tw

– Academics say tuition fees will price working class students out of higher education http://mirr.im/PDRwsN

– Marking our opposition to the new system in UK Higher Education – Petition http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/opposing-the-crisis-in-higher-education.html …

– Sheff Uni set up subsidiary to pay workers less and avoid unions, then bans coverage of it from the campus: http://bit.ly/OLQn19

– The elitism and inequalities of privatised higher education, New College of Humanities: http://www.managementtoday.co.uk/news/1146254/

– LondonMet under threat from redundancies, privatisation and UKBA is the university with the most working class students http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2010/sep/28/social-class-university-data …

– A university can be run as a community by people with inside knowledge of what it’s about and without market values http://bit.ly/Udm868

– Fee increase will mean more cash spent on marketing, not efforts to improve the student experience, THE debate: http://ow.ly/dxTCm

– Academic freedom, criticism and social usefulness undermined by marketisation, state and elitism of academia itself – http://www.indexoncensorship.org?p=39351indexoncensorship.org/?p=39351

– Publicly funded free education, access for the poor, for the public good, not privatisation, competition, deregulation, Scotland http://gu.com/p/3avmp/tw

– To hell with the Gradgrinds, go to university, enjoy your studies, and whatever you do, don’t let them win by Laurie Penny –  http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/laurie-penny-to-hell-with-the-gradgrinds–go-to-university-8050313.html …

– Privatisation of UK universities in the pipeline. They would be run for profit not for education or the public good: http://bit.ly/N1lDYf

– Need for democracy in public universities to replace consumerist surveys and private/market system: http://gu.com/p/38bcy/tw

For-profit HE in the USA

– Very good short summary of what university privatisation means: http://gse.buffalo.edu/fas/Johnston/privatization.html …

– What happens when university education goes for-profit: http://cpro.gs/fae0vq

– The failure of for-profit higher education in the USA: http://usat.ly/Mgit80#.UJjiaEWNzYY.twitter …

– The (further) Corporatization of Higher Education: US case, but similar pattern elsewhere http://www.dissentmagazine.org/article/the-corporatization-of-higher-education …

– For profit higher education in the USA: security, shared governance and academic freedom are largely absent. http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20120918172426551#.UF8hSO7g0Lk.twitter …

– How the US University was killed in 5 easy steps https://junctrebellion.wordpress.com/2012/08/12/how-the-american-university-was-killed-in-five-easy-steps/ …

Chile, Quebec, others internationally

the segregation that results from university outsourcing, South Africa experience: http://mg.co.za/article/2012-11-09-wits-takes-hard-look-at-controversial-outsourcing

strategy for fighting against austerity, lessons from Quebec:http://www.newsocialist.org/index.php/678-campus-fightbacks-in-the-age-of-austerity-learning-from-quebec-students

– Profit motive is threatening higher education – http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20130104221154517#.UOxhTeF1snM.twitter …

– The future of the University lies in challenging, not adopting, free-market dogma http://ceasefiremagazine.co.uk/future-university-lies-challenging-adopting-free-market-dogma/

 The Perfect Storm for Universities: http://wp.me/s2bamO-storm

What kind of education Chilean students want: http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20121212174043505#.UNd0mXb7BYw.twitter

– No more profit’: Chilean society and education and the student movement: http://www.academicmatters.ca/2012/11/not-another-brick-in-the-wall-capitalism-and-student-protests-in-chile/ …

– The lesson of Classe, the Québécois student group, was that “persistent street mobilisation…eventually won”: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=421833#.UKU3ne5B5i4.twitter …

– Learning from Quebec+Chile, + with the privatisation of UK HE: time for the return of the UK student movement http://shar.es/GuoLK

– The effect of privatisation of HE in in Chile, economic models, and how the protest was teachers as well as students: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=421499#.UIBYVsKG1jI.twitter …

– In Chile, social protests for public education, after the sort of privatisation of education happening in the UK now: http://brightgreenscotland.org/index.php/2012/09/privatisation-reversed-chile-shows-the-way-to-reclaim-public-services/ …

– The huge and long-lasting student movement in Quebec hardly gets any attention in the UK http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?stor

 

Organisations

– USSU page – http://www.sussexstudent.com/campaigns/content/index.php?page=748403

– The University and College Union are opposed to the privatisation of further and higher education: http://www.ucu.org.uk/index.cfm?articleid=2296

– Campaign for the Public University – http://publicuniversity.org.uk/

– Council for the Defence of British Universities – http://cdbu.org.uk/

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Workers and students at the University of Sussex who are opposed to the plan to privatize 235 jobs.
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