Brighton university students plan fresh protest

Posted On 01 Feb 2011 at 2:39 am

A group of Brighton students is planning another demonstration.

The latest demo is due to take place outside a Brighton University building as lecturers contemplate strike action.

Students are expected to gather outside the Cockcroft building in Lewes Road, Moulsecoomb, at noon tomorrow (Wednesday 2 December) to show their backing for the University and College Union (UCU).

A group called Brighton Students Against Cuts said that the UCU was holding a ballot with a view to going on strike.

The student group’s protest is also against the privatisation of higher education.

It said: “We must defend the pay, pensions and conditions of university staff – and our university education.”

And it added: “It would be great to see as many of you there as possible.

“We’d appreciate it if any staff could inform students in lectures/seminars/tutorials.”

The group’s next organisational meeting is due to be held tomorrow evening after the demonstration.

It has been scheduled for 6.30pm in Room G7, Pavilion Parade, Brighton.

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