UCU strikes Credit: Tim Packer

“Students should never be in doubt that their interests are the same interests as those of the staff who teach them”

Last week Palatinate sat down with the Provost of Education, Alan Houston, and Joanne Race, Director of Human Resources, to discuss Durham University’s response to the strike action and their UCU members requests.
Following this, we took to the UCU picket lines to hear directly from the Durham academics of why they personally feel they must strike for their rights.

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In their words: Students on taking study drugs

“We are all trying to reach the best of our potential, and as adults, we are entitled to do that in the way that we see as most beneficial – for some people it might be a triple shot latte on the way to the library, for others it’s taking a Modafinil when they feel their focus slipping.”

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