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Statement in Support of Students in Occupation

The University of Manchester University and College Union Executive wholeheartedly supports the peaceful, non-violent building occupation by our fantastic students, who treat Social Responsibility as something to be acted upon, not as a marketing ploy or corporate window-dressing. We call on the University to allow free access to the space. We are enormously proud of them for bringing attention to the important issues they have highlighted in their demands and grateful for the support they are giving to University staff. This comes at a time when management is seeking to make detrimental changes to the terms and conditions of all staff at the University and where compulsory redundancies are increasingly likely. We applaud the important campaigning work of Free Education Manchester, who are effectively raising awareness of the detrimental effects of the marketisation of education on both staff and students.


  1. as an Alumni of Manchester Uni I feel I should tell you how proud I am of all of you.
    I’m now Head of English & Creative Writing at Sunderland Uni and I have been telling our students what you’re doing.
    You can talk to them on FB at Socialist Northerners Party. We’d be delighted to hear from you.

  2. Sarah says:

    Yes sS at last well done you guys! I was seriously starting to believe the rest of humanity had been brainwashed or had all been replaced by androids/sheep. I hope some notice is taken. If you don’t seem to be getting any where don’t give up. The power machine moves very slowly unless of course they are going to feather they own nest! Don’t forget all those with the power to change all came from money and still received FREE university education.

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