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Students and lecturers at an East End university joined forces as they swapped their classrooms for the picket line.
The one-day stint of industrial action at the University of East London was staged by members of the University and College Union (UCU) in a protest against proposals that, if implemented, would see their workload increase in the form of more teaching hours, marking and assessments.
Scrapping the Education Maintenance Grant was, "a mean spirited and short-sighted action by this government," according to Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman.
Yesterday he announced a new scheme to fill the gap felt by students in the poorest borough in the country.
Students past and present hoping to save their Philosophy course are protesting outside the Dean's office at Greenwich University this afternoon (April 15).
The group learnt last month that the Humanities department had stopped recruiting for BA Philosophy degree and those with a place for 2011 were being offered alternative study combinations.
London Assembly member, John Biggs, has criticised Boris Johnson for doing "too little, too late" to stop the government scrapping Education Maintenance Allowance.
There are currently 4,230 children receiving EMA in Tower Hamlets and 5,771 in Newham.
Thousands of East London students are facing being "cut adrift" as the Government plans to axe funding initiatives. The vice-chancellor of the University of East London and the principals of three east London further education colleges are warning that cuts to funding are tantamount to abandoning a generation of disadvantaged learners.