For all you university students out there, it has been confirmed by the University College Union that 74 universities across the UK will be going on strike starting this Thursday (Feb. 20) for 14 days until March 13.
This new strike comes following strikes that took place in November and December of last year, where staff at 60 universities walked out over disputes that stretched over pay, pensions and working conditions. And although this may sound like a two-week holiday for thousands of students across the country, the strikes are believed to cause a great deal of disrupton to the studies of university students during the final weeks of term, landing right on exam season.
Students at some universities, such as Edinburgh, York and Leicester, have launched petitions for compensation, this being the third set of strikes since May 2018. Many students have said that they are in support of the strikes, but believe they should be reimbursed for the missed tuition time.