UK Education Newswire Archive
29-01-2009 16:00A national student demonstration for free education, backed by student unions and activists from across the country, will take place on Wednesday 25 February 2009.
29-01-2009 13:33What? Mads and Sofie (Danish activists Klimax) will kick off a discussion about the movement to stop climate change.
29-01-2009 01:07This is the statement issued by the general assembly of the Cambridge law school occupation about their imminent threat of eviction.
29-01-2009 00:51At about 9pm the university closed the doors of the occupation not
allowing anyone to go in any more. A statement from the university was
distributed inside stating that the occupiers were trespassing (but of
course no injunction -- therefore not making it an actual legal issue
yet.) A group of about 50 people were outside to show their
solidarity, including lots of people who had left the occupation to be
present at the CUSU (student union) meeting where motions relating to
the occupation were discussed.
28-01-2009 11:39At half past nine last night, an agreement was reached with the university management, ending negotiations and the occupation. We thank everybody who has contributed towards our success in achieving our demands.
28-01-2009 11:22On Tuesday 28th night, Craig Murray, the former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan was invited by the assembly of the occupation for a talk. The university authorities prevented him from crossing into the lobby, meaning that he had to give his talk, standing withing the sliding front doors of the faculty. This sends a strong message to those within the university that try to prevent freedom of speech.
The transcript of the talk was made by David P.
27-01-2009 22:55breaking news
26-01-2009 15:52Today was the first day of lectures, that had to co-exist with the occupation at the Cambridge law Faculty. A couple of notable events included an ultimatum to vacate from the university, the Great Soup Battle, and the the meek attempt to intimidate the occupiers by requesting them to give their names individually.
26-01-2009 02:39I just spent the last 6 hours at the Law School occupation in Cambridge – this is the last report from Sunday evening / Monday early morning. It seems the university has issued an ultimatum for students to clear the school by Sunday midnight, which still has to happen, as people are slowly drifting to sleep in the lecture theatres. It seems they otherwise have refused to continue negotiations which has not allowed for any progress on the demands or people to go home. The music night planned was delayed by a talk from students of Sussex University that is still under occupation, as well as a last plenary for the evening.
25-01-2009 19:00A quick report from the plenary discussion in the Cambridge occupation, Sunday 25 January 2009 evening.
25-01-2009 07:54We are a group of teachers and employees at Quebec colleges and universities who stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people, and with the people of Gaza who have suffered through the Israeli siege as targets of Israel’s brutal military attack. It will take more than ceasefires to bring a just and lasting peace in Palestine and Israel. We are acting in response to an appeal for support issued January 2, 2009 by the Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees. In the wake of the Israeli bombing of the Islamic University of Gaza, the Federation of Unions has urged academics around the world to support a boycott of Israeli academic institutions.
23-01-2009 14:40Three days in and going strong.
22-01-2009 21:53The occupation of Arts LR4, University of Birmingham, which began at 9am on Tuesday 20 January, ended at around 9pm on the same day after 12 hours in. West Midlands Police and university security lay siege to the building from 7pm in a bid to isolate the protesters. The occupiers were denied access to water and food (from outside) and had to blockade the lecture theatre as police and security massed outside it...