Matt Myers is a doctoral student at the University of Oxford. He was a participant in the 2010 student movement and is the author of Student Revolt (Pluto, 2017).
2010 was a year of occupations, kettling and Millbank. The election of the ConDem gvmt and their punishing education ‘reforms’ galvanised a generation of young people to fight for their future, but what remains of the movement today?Read full article
Walls of bullets, siege mentalities and subterranean warfare… From civil rights protests of the 1960s, to the 2010 student movement, what tactics have universities used to repress, delimit and co-opt the energy of student movements?Read full article
Neoliberal politics were the trigger for the student movements in the UK and Chile, but following Jeremy Corbyn’s pledge to abolish tuition fees, we ask if the student movement could be the trigger for the end of austerity politics?Read full article
On 10 November 2010, protesters gathered to oppose government plans to raise tuition fees, Ian MacDonald photographed the events, which reached its climax as protesters stormed campaign headquarters of the Conservative Party: Millbank Tower.Read full article
From early rancour in medieval Bologna, to worker-student coalitions in 1926, all the way to the storming of Millbank, Matt Myers, author of ‘Student Revolt’, records the history of student activism.Read full article
In 2010, students took to the streets to protest against rising tuition fees and defy government cuts. Patrick O’Brien captured the occupations, ‘kettling’ and outbreaks of violence that comprised 2010’s student revolt.Read full article