UK Education Newswire Archive
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...
22-01-2009 14:51In October 2005 a survey by Campaign Against the Arms Trade found that Exeter uni had the 7th highest number of shares in the arms trade for a UK university. In 2008 they refused to give figures for the survey – if they don’t still have shares in the arms trade it would have been ridiculous for them to do this!
22-01-2009 14:0722 January 2009: ISM London issues declaration supporting student occupations
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22-01-2009 08:17We Palestinian Arab students at Haifa University strongly condemn the discriminative polices and practices employed by the administration of the university against its Arab students.
21-01-2009 09:38Yesterday evening Sussex university students occupied a main lecture theatre in solidarity with the people of Gaza. Please send statements of support or enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
20-01-2009 09:49A group of students are occupying Arts LR4 in solidarity with Gaza and Palestinian students and are asking for people to join and support their occupation. There is more on their website: http://birminghamoccupation.wordpress.com, including a full statement and demands!
This follows occupations by SOAS, LSE, and Essex in the past week.
Get down to Arts LR4 to express your support!
Over forty students started the occupation in solidarity with Palestine last Thursday afternoon demanding that the LSE condemns Israeli aggression, divests from BAE, a firm that arms Israel, and provides material support for Palestinians. The students are demanding that the LSE waivers application fees and provides more scholarships for Palestinian students, sends surplus computers and books to Palestine and facilitates a cross-campus collection for Medical Aid for Palestine.
18-01-2009 20:58About 40 students have occupied a lecture theatre in the London School of Economics on Thursday 15th January. Since then, our numbers have doubled. They have six demands for the school and are in discussion with the administration now.
15-01-2009 22:42Over forty pro Palestine students have occupied a lecture theatre at the London School of Economics to demand that the university releases a statement condemning the attack on Gaza and divests from arms companies that supply the Israeli military.
15-01-2009 17:0720th - 22nd February 2009
A weekend of workshops, discussions and skillsharing to promote free, community organised learning
15-01-2009 16:33Discussions with SOAS University management.
Breaking news....40 LSE students occupy the stage of the Old Theatre...
13-01-2009 17:45The public consultation for the new visitor centre has begun and ends 23rd Jan. This is a fantastic chance to make the new visitor centre a showcase for low impact sustainable design.
Please get involved and make sure your ideas get heard.
13-01-2009 01:20DFEY-NW (Digital Freedom in Education & Youth - North West) is a group focusing on young people and issues of freedom in the digital world, based in the Northwest of England at the moment.
12-01-2009 19:02Having just finished seven years as an undergraduate and PhD degree at Oxford University, where I was conspicuously in the minority, ethnically, I felt the urge to share the groundings for my motivation and attitude which has helped me along the way to my academic success.