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Students Occupy Principal’s Corridor
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Students Occupy Principal’s Corridor

Students occupied the Principal’s Corridor, a section of Founder’s Building, on Friday March 16 just after 12pm. They have taken up position in the corridor, just outside Principal Paul Layzell’s office and are planning to occupy until their demands are met. Their demands include: A full statement to be delivered by Paul Layzell in support of the UCU strike aims which include a defined benefit scheme and an indepedent evaluation of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS). Paul Layzell to come out and support members of staff and students and apologise for the hard-line approach taken so far. Paul Layzell to publically back any future developments that may arise in relation to preserving the current scheme. Paul Layzell to read and take into account the letter written ...
‘It’s Our NHS’ – National Demonstration in London Attracting Students Across the Country
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‘It’s Our NHS’ – National Demonstration in London Attracting Students Across the Country

On Saturday 4 March 2017 people across the country are planning to congregate in Tavistock Square, London to march to Parliament, protesting about the conditions and funding of the NHS. The Demonstration has been called upon by ‘Health Campaigns Together’, often referred to as the HCT, a national network of more than 30 organisations and unions supporting the NHS. They work together in defence of the National Health Service in Britain, defending the public service offered, and ‘fighting’ against the cuts, closures and privatisation of the service. This event is attracting the attention of students, and those who believe the safety of our non-for-profit healthcare system in Britain is threatened by the current political climate. The NHS has been the sole publically funded healthcare s...
NUS Vice President attends SURHUL preparations for National Mass Demonstration
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NUS Vice President attends SURHUL preparations for National Mass Demonstration

Sorana Vieru, NUS Vice President for Higher Education, was present at a banner-painting event organised by the Royal Holloway Student Union on Wednesday 9th November. The meeting, attended by members of the Left Forum, saw students prepare for a mass demonstration due to take place on the 19th November. Organised by the National Union for Students, the London protest will involve students from across the country voicing their opposition towards increasing tuition fees and a new tiered system.  It is being put in place by the current Conservative government. Ms Vieru, who was democratically elected to her post early in 2015, was intensely critical of the Higher Education and Research Bill, calling it “ideologically driven.” She criticised plans to introduce tiered systems, where unive...
Protest planned over alleged firing of cleaning staff
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Protest planned over alleged firing of cleaning staff

There is a group threatening to hold a demonstration at the university, over the alleged sacking of two cleaning staff on political grounds. It is alleged that the Racial Volunteer Force will be demonstrating outside the main gate of Royal Holloway on October 22nd, between 2pm and 4pm. The protest is supposedly in solidarity with two outsourced cleaners, who have allegedly been fired after being connected with an anti-Shomrim Demonstration. According to further tweets publicly published on the protest group's social media page, '#RHULdemo', the group goes on to say: ‘#RHULDemo ‏@Stevenj12792056  Aug 2 Before the #RHULDemo will probably meet @CrownEgham and the Holly Tree Englefield Green impeccable behaviour by all attendee's expected.’… ‘#RHULDemo ‏@Stevenj12792056  Aug ...
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NUS Withdraws support for tuition fees demonstration

The National Union of Students has withdrawn its support for a demonstration against university tuition fees scheduled for the 19th of November over safety concerns. The march is expected to be the largest student demonstration since the riotous march against fees in 2010. The protest which has been organised by the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts in conjunction with the Student Assembly Against Austerity, will march on Westminster, reportedly with thousands of students from around the country expected to join. The campaign looks to Germany for inspiration, as last month the German government scrapped tuition fees. The campaign organisers suggest that this is a prime example of the possibility of free education, and that though we are told there is no alternative to huge hikes i...