Singapore students in Britain fret over classes disrupted by university strike

Academic staff and students at Bristo Square in the University of Edinburgh at a solidarity rally last Monday in support of the strikes by staff over changes to their pension scheme.
Academic staff and students at Bristo Square in the University of Edinburgh at a solidarity rally last Monday in support of the strikes by staff over changes to their pension scheme.PHOTO: TESSA OH

The ongoing university strike in Britain by staff over pension changes has affected Singaporean students studying there, who have had their lessons disrupted.

Members of the University and College Union (UCU) are protesting against the changes by Universities UK (UUK) to their pension scheme, which the union says will leave lecturers nearly £10,000 (S$18,210) a year worse off during retirement.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 05, 2018, with the headline 'S'pore students in Britain fret over classes disrupted by uni strike'. Print Edition | Subscribe