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Westminster students occupy over cuts

by Siân Ruddick
Issue No. 2190

Students at Westminster University in central London have occupied part of a university building in protest at proposed cuts.

Over 100 students held a demonstration on campus this afternoon. The students then stormed the building and gathered outside the vice-chancellor’s office.

The students burst into the board of governors meeting, demanding a hearing from the vice-chancellor, Professor Geoffrey Petts. He claimed he did not have his diary with him so was unable to book a time to discuss the cuts with the students.

They responded by occupying the room outside his office. The occupation has forced senior staff to leave their offices.

The occupation is part of an ongoing battle against cuts at the university which if allowed to go ahead will mean the closure of the nursery, 200 job losses and course closures.

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Mon 1 Mar 2010, 17:59 GMT
Issue No. 2190
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