Mark Winter, a lecturer at Tower Hamlets college, reports
200 lecturers and students marched on Downing Street on Wednesday (25 March) as part of a protest organised by UCU against a 24% cut to funding for adult education.
As a result of the cuts 400,000 places will be lost, and these cuts could be a deathblow to Further Education.
We assembled at City Lit College, and marched – with coffin and tolling bell – along the Strand. This followed a turnout of 500 people last week at a lobby of Parliament, and over 21,000 people having signed a petition against the cuts. A delegation handed in a letter to the Prime Minister, along with the Charter for Further Education.
A national demonstration is planned for Saturday 25 April, assembling at 12.30pm Kings College. There will be a South London feeder march assembling at 11.30am Lewisham and Southwark College (Waterloo Campus)