For the past three days students of the University of Brighton have been occupying Pavilion Parade. The occupation started as an act of solidarity with other students across the country, in response to the Browne Report’s proposals for higher education in England. The occupation is committed to non-violent resistance to the Browne Report’s proposals.
We are making the following demands of the University of Brighton’s Senior Management Team:
- The Vice Chancellor to release a public statement both supporting student protests, and condemning the attacks on education.
- No victimisation or disciplinary action against anyone involved in anti-cuts protests and/or occupation.
- A statement from the Vice Chancellor detailing a full disclosure of dealings with Kaplan.
- Make all university finances transparent; make any planned cuts public.
In addition we are making the following national demands:
- No to all proposed cuts, and the abolition of tuition fees.
- LibDems to be held accountable, via right to recall, for pledges made prior to the election.
- NUS to fully support all students in their action against cuts and rising fees, also we demand the resignation of Aaron Porter as NUS president.
We request a public response from you with regards to our demands.
The occupiers of Pavilion Parade