New articles from Academic Matters

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There is more to Academic Matters than just the print issue. New articles are being added to the Academic Matters website every week. Here are some recent articles you might find interesting:

University strikes in the UK: Why they’re happening and what you need to know
By Heather Connolly, University of Leicester
“Eight days of strike action announced by academics will run November 25 until December 4. After that, industrial action will continue with academics working to contract – this means they will be unable to cover for absent colleagues or reschedule lectures lost to strike action …”

Capitalist creep on campus: the largest, quietest privatization in UK history – it’s why we’re striking
By Martin Parker, University of Bristol
“For the next week and a half, many UK university lecturers will be on strike again, but who outside of academia really cares? After all, university academics have great jobs. Indeed, every June to September, I get asked whether I am now on holiday …”

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