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Students respond to lecturer strikes

By Rhiannon Bevan and HK Norman

University lecturers up and down the country are taking strike action today, in protest to University changes to the USS, University Superannuation Scheme, which affects the pensions of the lecturers.

Many lecturers would end up facing a cut to their pensions, hence why 80% of the members of the UCU voted to take strike action, which could last up to two weeks.

It is thought that around 1 million university students are going to be affected by the strikes. We had a word with two of them.

We also had a chance to speak with Ed Walker, the VP for Education, who gave his view on the Strikes and the official view of the Student’s Union.

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