The university and college union UCU launched its education manifesto on Tuesday 26 January at a lobby event in Parliament to set out its key issues in all areas of post-16 education.
The union’s vision of education is founded on a belief in the intrinsic value and power of education as a force for good. It sets out the context in which the manifesto has been prepared – against a backdrop of cuts across public services, with education bearing the brunt of them.
The document, which will be a key plank of the union’s campaigning work, explains the problems facing further education, higher education, prison education and adult learning. See Education for the future: UCU’s manifesto for post-school education, available at http://www.ucu.org.uk/media/pdf/k/c/Manifesto.pdf [358kb]
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