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Strathclyde University students go into occupation against savage course cuts

Jafa Weegie | 27.06.2011 10:37 | Education | Free Spaces | Public sector cuts

Strathclyde students have just gone into occupation of their university. They are occupying against the cutting of four departments which were ruthlessly voted through by the senate last week. They need the support of every Glasgow anti-cuts activist to make this a success. Come down to the Graham Hills building and show them support.

Breaking news: Students at Strathclyde university have occupied a building on campus in protest at course cuts ruthlessly voted through by the university's senate last week. The four courses are due to be cut - community education, applied music, geography and sociology - have excellent track records in terms of student satisfaction, top quality teaching staff, and contribute greatly to the academic standards of the university. Students were informed of the cuts during exams, and the university senate decision was taken when most students were off campus for the Summer vacation.

Students from Strathclyde Anti-Cuts Action Network occupied the 5th floor of the university's Graham Hills building shortly after 10 o'clock this morning. They are believed to have freedom of access, and are asking that all anti-cuts activists and supporters show solidarity by joining them inside, bringing food and other essential supplies, or by contacting the university, local politicians and newspapers calling for the ruthless cuts to be reversed.

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