The USS strike stimulated opportunities for reflections and discussion on the state of scholarship and education across UK universities in the form of 'teach outs' on the picket line. The strike also resulted in what John Jacobs has called a 'protestival' or 'carnival of protest' which is reflected in the numerous songs, stories, poems and satirical parodies that were enacted to protest the manner in which UUK and UCU negotiations took place and neoliberalism and the demise of public education.
An academic's lifespan the way things are going. Neoliberalism ate our homework, but #WeAreTheUniversity. Keep on being brilliant, brave, bold. Between us, we have every field of knowledge covered & are formidable. #USSstrikes #usstrike #USSballot #USSbriefs #ucustrike #ucu #uuk pic.twitter.com/xfJTJmN5S8— Strike! The Musical (@StrikeMusical) April 7, 2018