Thousands marched earlier today, in what some have described as ‘the biggest strike march Cambridge has ever seen’.

It marked the first of eighteen days of planned strikes that will hit Cambridge in February and March during Lent term.

A crowd estimated to be five thousand people strong rallied on Parkers’ Piece.

Then the procession marched to the city centre.

Striking staff from Cambridge University, Anglia Ruskin and the Open University joined forces.

Striking UCU members were also joined by members of the National Education Union (NEU).

The Cambridge & District Trades Union Council, Unison, the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCU), Unite and ASLEF also had a strong presence.

Postgrads from the ‘Justice4CollegeSupervisors’ campaign were also present, as well as sympathetic students and members of the general public.

Read more in Varsity's new print edition, out on Friday morning.