There is a fight on to protect the public university.
On Friday 14th June a collective of over twenty students took direct action by occupying Warwick University’s council chamber to hold a meeting of indefinite length. This action has been taken to voice resistance toward the marketisation of higher education and the detrimental effects this has upon the university as community. Usually excluded from decision making spaces, students have reclaimed this council chamber to bring the fight to the symbolic heart of the university’s administration.
We, the undersigned, stand in solidarity with both the objectives and the action taken by Protect the Public University – Warwick. We fundamentally oppose the government’s destructive and inequitable agenda for higher education, and its implementation at Warwick and beyond.
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