Published on October 28th, 2013 | by Flipside0
Strikes provoke students into attending Thursday lectures
Hundreds of students from across the University of Edinburgh are getting ready to attend lectures on Thursday in defiance of strike action by University workers and lecturers. Staff at the University who are members of Unite, Unison, and UCU (University and College Union) will strike for one-day on Halloween. Whether or not they will be in fancy dress has not yet been confirmed.
John Barnes, a 4th year Politics student from Connecticut, is going to attend a lecture whilst wearing a black armband to symbolise his ‘Blackleg’ learning. “This strike action is outrageous, I pay £13,000 a year for what is a questionable level of tuition by disinterested lecturers anyway. This is bullshit. Fuck them, they’re on ridiculously high salaries anyway, just to sit around and read shit.”
Eleanor Rosenthal, a 3rd year Geography student from Manchester, on the other hand agrees with the strikes. “I listened to a Billy Bragg song once, and got all of my political opinions from it, so I agree with the strike. Also I get to lie in on Thursday.”
Charlie Stephenson, a 4th year from Glasgow, is so annoyed at the strikes that she’s going to attend a lecture even though her lecturer is on strike. “I don’t give a fuck. It’s the principle of the matter,” was apparently the name of the song she was listening to on her iPod.
John Hawkins, a 2nd year Law student, is planning on attending lectures he’s not required to, just to break the picket line. “Yeah I’m pretty edgy like that,” was all he had to say on the matter.