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Save Our Sociology protest at Birmingham university

Issue No. 2180

Activists in Birmingham university’s “Save Our Sociology” campaign led a noisy march past the university’s council chamber on Thursday of last week.

The protest was part of a campaign against plans to close the department of sociology and put the jobs of over a dozen lecturers at risk.

Workers and students have organised a number of protests since the closure plans were announced.

They say that the plans would scrap the Media, Culture and Society degree completely.

The protest was organised to coincide with a university council meeting that voted to continue the so-called “consultation” process.

Campaigners say the process is a sham and has failed to involve staff or students. They want the council to refer the proposals back for full consideration of all of the alternatives to closure.

Over 6,500 people have signed an online petition against the cuts and activists are vowing to continue the campaign.

Go to » for more information and to sign the petition

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Tue 1 Dec 2009, 18:34 GMT
Issue No. 2180
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