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Students in revolt in Sussex and Aberdeen

by Siân Ruddick
Issue No. 2193

More than 50 students at the University of Aberdeen are occupying administration offices at their university.

They are demanding that their principal issues a statement condemning all cuts in education.

The students join those at the University of Sussex, who have entered their seventh day in occupation against cuts and in defence of victimised students.

Their campaign is going from strength to strength. More than 800 students crammed into a student union general meeting today, Wednesday. They voted unanimously for a vote of no confidence in the vice chancellor, Professor Michael Farthing.

They also voted for a motion to lift the university’s ban on students who took part in a previous occupation.

Farthing should be worried. Not only is the student movement growing, Sussex lecturers are set to strike tomorrow against the planned cuts.

Vice chancellors who thought they would get an easy ride making cuts should think again.

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