Essex students want their money back – Sit-in shuts finance office down

Dan from Essex reports: “A demonstration of around 80 students at Essex University today ended with a flash sit in of the finance office and students demanding their money back. After rallying as part of the Education Activist Network day of action the group marched to the finance office chanting ‘when they say cut back we say fight back’. About 25 students sat down in the office foyer demanding that the university management come clean about their plans for the university whilst others stood outside leafleting other students and staff. After about an hour the Pro-Vice Chancellor agreed to a meeting with a delegation from the occupation. Those who were in the occupation made clear their commitment to continue the fight, organising to build for the NUS national demonstration on the 10th, and many will be at the conference on Sunday.”

About educationactivistnetwork
The education activist network provides national coordination for trade unionists, academics, university workers and student campaigners fighting to defend jobs and education in the UK.

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