Tuesday, 7 December 2010

University Of Manchester Occupation Approaching Two Weeks

The student occupation of the Roscoe building (on Brunswick Street) at the University of Manchester continues. The occupation is now well into its second week and is extremely well organised with lectures and meetings taking place everyday so that students can keep up with their learning. Staff from a number of departments within the University and from the Manchester Metropolitan University have sent messages of support. Unfortunately only one Union branch, Unison at the University of Bolton, has sent a message of support so far.

The occupation needs more support, not just practical but moral support too. You can contact them at manunioccupation2010@gmail.com or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/mancoccupation. They are also on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/roscoe.occupation and there is a blog at http://roscoeoccupation.wordpress.com.

The occupations are currently spreading around the UK, with students at more colleges and unis joining every week. Following any of the above links for the Manchester occupation will reveal other ongoing occupations and how to contact them. Most seem to have a blog or are on Twitter or Facebook.

Meanwhile, tomorrow at 11.30am, students and supporters are assembling at University Place on Oxford Road (opposite Manchester Museum on the University of Manchester campus) for a march to Piccadilly Gardens for a rally at 1pm.

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