Students split over support for USS pensions strike, poll reveals

Earlier this year, Trendence UK conducted a survey to measure students' response to the industrial action planned to start with a two-day strike on 22 and 23 February.

In a survey of 1,556 undergraduates and postgraduates at 84 universities, support for the strike was finely balanced, with 38.4% of respondents in favour, and 38.4% opposed. The rest were undecided.
When asked whether they would support their lecturer if he or she chose to walk out, students were more decisive. More than half (51.8%) said that they would back their lecturer, with 29.3% saying that they would not.

David Palmer, UK and Ireland Research Manager at Trendence UK, said: “Students tend to sympathise with the lecturers who plan to go on strike, but students are very aware that the impending industrial action will harm their education.”

The research was published in the Times Higher Education. Read here the full article:

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