Lobby of London Met Board of GovernorsTagged as: culture cuts lobby london_met london_metropolitan_university social_struggles workers_struggles
Neighbourhoods: city_of_london moorgate the_city
A crowd of students and staff of the London Metropolitan University followed a call to demonstrate outside the University's Moorgate building during Wednesday's Board of Governors annual general meeting. They protested against the plans to close up to 70% of Arts & Humanities undergraduate courses, even though these are very popular. The damaging plans also involve cutting Student Support Services, as well as mass job cuts and increase the class sizes.
What is happening at London Met it is becoming the key struggle against privatisation of education in Britain, and it is a sign of what it is to come to other UK universities and in all our public services: mass privatisation.
Wednesday's demonstration followed a week of occupation at the London Met's building in Holloway Road by the students of the Performing Arts degree, a very popular course that receives 300-400 applicants a year and accepts 60, but that nonetheless it is currently facing closure under Malcolm Gillies - the University Vice-Chancellor - policy of massive cuts and staff redundancies.
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