Yearly Archives: 2010

HSAFC Occupation – The EGM and the end (sort of) 1

December 17th, 2010 is the end of semester one at the University of Hull. HSAFC had a decision to make – carry on the occupation or suspend it and reoccupy at the start of the next semester. Carrying on would mean interrupting events happening over the weekend and they would risk being removed by university […]

HSAFC Occupation update

The student occupation in Staff House has definitely been noticed and there has been a certain amount of success. A large number of students have noticed it and provided their support. Certain university staff have made some form of contribution too – from good luck messages, to spreading the word, to copying leaflets. The general […]

The HSAFC occupation at The University of Hull 1

Starting on 13/12/2010, a group of students calling themselves ‘Hull Students Against Fees & Cuts‘ (HSAFC for short) occupied part of Staff House as part of ongoing protests relating to the increase in the maximum rate of tuition fees (amongst other things). I went there to find out more about the occupation, the group’s goals […]

HE fee increases and funding cuts – the Hull perspective 2

Yesterday, Hull University Union organised an event outside it’s building on the Hull campus of the University of Hull. This was one of many similar events happening at other universities nationwide. The NUS and it’s member unions felt these needed to happen as it’s close to the vote about HE funding (that’s happening today) and […]

Sit ins, walk outs and shouting about fees and cuts

If you kept up with the news today, you will have noticed a large number of demonstrations across the country. This follows the demo/march organised by the NUS, which took place two weeks ago. Once again, they centre around the proposed changes to education funding (particularly in the HE sector) and fees. The NUS didn’t […]