Author Archives: sussexwhatiseducation

Introduction. Why construct an archive?

In the course of the last year many at Sussex had a taste of the wave of austerity that’s now washing indifferently across Europe. The threat of lost livelihoods, suffering colleagues, suppressed and transformed disciplines and all the rest bit … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Aftermath. Summer term.

In the summer term nothing moved – as is traditional. A claimed ‘victory’ for the A2 occupation (on the reinstatement of the six suspended students) concealed an underlying failure to have a substantial material impact on redundancy numbers. Which is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A2 occupation.

The following is profusely described in the excellent ‘Report on the Anti-cuts campaign’ referred to above – so with regard to this dense and prolific period the documents alone can speak. Arendt lecture M11 (first day); M12 teach-in programme Programmes … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

March 2010: Occupation, police intervention, mass outrage.

Launching off the back of a Carnival ‘Against Cuts’, and anticipating UCU industrial action which was scheduled to start within weeks, the catastrophically short March 3rd occupation of Sussex House – the historically frequently–occupied administrative centre of the university- was … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

February 2010: Occupation of Bramber house.

The tempo increased a little after christmas, with a short (‘flash’) occupation of Bramber house in February which lasted several days. Occupation communique and overview of solidarity messages. Communiques 1 and 2 on the defendsussex blog. Video of the bramber … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Socialist Worker’s Party

Naturally the SWP were active throughout the entire period, operating as a main organisational and ideological backbone for the student campaign group, and doing a lot of the legwork they’re famous for on their stalls they’re infamous for. God, presumably, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

2009: pre-occupation, ressentiment, first little efforts.

In the period between the announcement of the cuts towards the beginning of the academic year in 2009 and Christmas, parts of the university community tried to work out a response. A student anti-cuts group was formed, and agitated for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment