SOAS, Royal Holloway, UWE, Manchester Met and Plymouth (!) Occupied

SOAS and Manchester Met occupied yesterday as you all know, but today we have University of the West of England, Royal Holloway and (as I write) Plymouth joining the fight – hip hip hurray!

A wave of occupations is happening!

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SOAS [email protected]

UWE [email protected]

Manchester Met [email protected]

Royal Holloway[email protected]

Plymouth[email protected]

SOAS students occupy!

SOAS students have occupied today at 12noon.

Demands are being drafted now as we write this article.

Watch this space more info to come!

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SOAS activists take the streets

SOAS activists are once more in the move.

After a general activists meeting last Monday and a smaller, education activists caucus on the 12th, SOAS students have now start3ed  a (temporarily named) SOAS Anti-Cuts group.

Similarly to actions taken all across the country, SOAS students have taken the campus to protest against the issuing of the Browne Review, this Tuesday.

Spreading the message through leafleting and talking to fellow students during lunch breaks, SOAS activists hope to not only raise awareness about the consequences of the imminent privatization of Higher Education, but also to establish a solid network of students within SOAS willing to campaign for free-education and against the cuts.

With a nice little stall in front of the main building as centre stage to all action, many were the ones that stopped by, exchanged ideas and left their contact details for future action.

Big things seem to be brewing so watch this space!

Today’s actions against Browne proposals (LIVE)

“If this is your first demo, don’t let it be your last”, as one speaker put it at today’s London South Bank demonstration today. The following actions are taking place at the following institutions today (12 October, date of Browne Review announcement). Post being updated throughout the day!

London South Bank University – Demonstration at 12 noon, assembling on Keyworth Street

Leeds University – Demonstration at 6pm, assembling outside Leeds University Union building

SOAS – Rally and Impromptu Speakers Corner during lunchbreak (12-2pm), assembling outside main building

Birmingham University – Rally outside University Library (12-2pm), called by Guild of Students

Birmingham University – Rally outside University Library (12-2pm), called by Guild of Students

Newcastle University – Meeting to discuss the fightback, called the Union Society and backed by Newcastle Free Education Network, 5pm, upstairs in the Global Cafe

Sheffield – Protest at Nick Clegg’s constituency office

Cambridge – The Browne Review Forum, meeting at Cambridge Union (7.30-8.30pm), speakers include NUS President Aaron Porter and CUSU President Rahul Mansigan



Westminster UniversityFight Cuts Rally against the Browne Review, Monday, 18th October (6-8pm), The Old Cinema, Regent Street Campus, speakers include Mark Bergfeld NUS NEC, Robin Law UWSU and Simon Hardy NCAFC/ Fight Cuts Campaign