We stand in solidarity with other University occupations across the country and all those resisting the government’s draconian and unnecessary cuts. We call on the University administration to join us in our fight to defend education. In particular, we demand:
No victimisation of participants in this occupation and in previous and future student actions against fees and cuts.
That students who participate in the walk-out organised on the 24th of November are not marked as absent from lectures or tutorials on that day
Greater transparency in the School’s budget and in the School’s financial decisions.
That Paul Webley, SOAS Director, releases a statement openly condemning all cuts to higher education and any rise in tuition fees, and writes to the Government in the form of an open letter asking Vice-Chancellors across the country to unite against all threats to Higher Education.
That Paul Webley and SOAS management refuse to budget for the cuts and commit not to raise tuition fees.
The occupation space is open to all students and staff and we encourage everyone to participate in occupation activities”