For those who don't know the backstory of whats been happening at London Met University over the last few months I'll quickly fill in the details.
A few months ago it came out that London Met management had been over-reporting the number of students by about 7,000 and given that universities recieve a certain amount of government money per student in funding it has been 'over-paid'. London Met has been ordered to pay back the money (which has obviously been spent) as well as having its funding cut by £15million a year.
As a result university management are making savage cuts to courses and facilities at the university as well as planning on axing 550 jobs!
Save London Metropolitan University campaign has been set up to fight these cuts with the participation of students as well as the UCU and UNISON branches at the university. The campaign has already scored a success forcing the resignation of Vice-Chancellor Brian Roper. Staff took strike action last week, and yesterday at 5pm students occupied a canteen in the Commercial Building.
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Press Coverage: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8045195.stm
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There is going to be a protest outside the building this evening at 5.30pm to support the occupation. Details:
COMMERCIAL RD, CITY CAMPUS 5.30 – 6PM TUESDAY 12th MAY
All students and others should support this campaign in any way they can.
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