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    There is a sit-in going on right now at the Exam Schools building on High Street against top up fees. About 100 students have been there since 16:00hrs and plan to stay all night. They have been formally requested to leave by the proctors but have refused, saying that they will remain there in protest against the university's endorsement of the government's proposals for higher education.

    Any student can join the protest, or if you don't want to join mugs of tea and coffee, blankets, food, or just support would be appreciated. To pledge your support email [email protected]

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    How cool. Kudos to them!
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    Yup!! There are lots of very cold people down there so they need coffee!!!

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    (Original post by hildabeast)
    There is a sit-in going on right now at the Exam Schools building on High Street against top up fees. About 100 students have been there since 16:00hrs and plan to stay all night. They have been formally requested to leave by the proctors but have refused, saying that they will remain there in protest against the university's endorsement of the government's proposals for higher education.

    Any student can join the protest, or if you don't want to join mugs of tea and coffee, blankets, food, or just support would be appreciated. To pledge your support email [email protected]

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    This is the kind of student protest I find immature and pathetic. What is the point of causing that sort of disruption, it's not as if it's going to make any difference whatsoever regarding top-up fees.
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    (Original post by Jools)
    This is the kind of student protest I find immature and pathetic. What is the point of causing that sort of disruption, it's not as if it's going to make any difference whatsoever regarding top-up fees.
    Actually, having found out more about it since posting the thread I kinda agree. It might disrupt lectures tomorrow, which is bad - if it disrupts mine I will be really pee-ed off. They're protesting against the university's position on top-up fees rather than trying to make a major difference to the vote tomorrow.

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    (Original post by hildabeast)
    They're protesting against the university's position on top-up fees rather than trying to make a major difference to the vote tomorrow.

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    OK once again, how is a bunch of people immaturely causing disruption in Exam Schools in any way going to change the university's position? The uni are already more than aware that the majority of the student body are opposed to fees. Previously there's been protests in libraries, and blocking traffic on streets - it seems as if half the people involved are there to cause as much disruption as possible.
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    (Original post by Jools)
    OK once again, how is a bunch of people immaturely causing disruption in Exam Schools in any way going to change the university's position? The uni are already more than aware that the majority of the student body are opposed to fees. Previously there's been protests in libraries, and blocking traffic on streets - it seems as if half the people involved are there to cause as much disruption as possible.
    I think they just feel like they're not being listened to. I do agree, it is a bit of a silly way to go about it, when you think about it properly. Apparently when there was an occupation of Divinity Schools a few years ago, people stayed there because they were being thrown out of their rooms for not paying fees, which seems to be more of a legitimate reason for holding this kind of protest. Also, Div Sch isn't used for lectures, so it just gave the proctors a headache rather than students.

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    (Original post by hildabeast)
    Apparently when there was an occupation of Divinity Schools a few years ago, people stayed there because they were being thrown out of their rooms for not paying fees, which seems to be more of a legitimate reason for holding this kind of protest. Also, Div Sch isn't used for lectures, so it just gave the proctors a headache rather than students.

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    Well they deserve to be kicked out for not paying fees Give the Proctors a break they don't need the hassle...
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    (Original post by Jools)
    This is the kind of student protest I find immature and pathetic. What is the point of causing that sort of disruption, it's not as if it's going to make any difference whatsoever regarding top-up fees.
    meeeeeeeeooooooow. :eek:

    just some people trying to make a difference...
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    (Original post by llama boy)
    just some people trying to make a difference...
    And doing so in the wrong way - blocking innocent people in cars, preventing innocent students from using the library, giving innocent proctors a headache...
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    i disagree jools. good oxstu article i feel?
 
 
 
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