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Liverpool University Student Protest

SOS - Save Our Subjects

1pm on 11th March, over 500 students protest outside Victoria Bulding where the senate for Liverpool University meets to discuss closure of 3 departments. The school of politics and communication studies, the philosophy department and the division of statistics and probability failed to do well in the research assessment exercise (RAE). Paul Athans (pictured here), spokesman for the S.O.S “Save Our Subjects” group said “Of all the departments to mess with, politics.” The protesters greeted the arriving senators with cheers or booing depending on whether they were going to fight against these closures. Dr Fionnghuala Sweeney, vice-president of the Liverpool UCU branch, handed out information to the senators and asked for their support.

5 comments on “Liverpool University Student Protest

  1. I know such scenes from my homeland. Could be me the guy in front of. Good journalism shoot.

  2. great shot, powerful and full of emotions.

  3. I went to that university 25 years ago, and the politics students spent all their time in the coffee bar, and none of the ones I knew went on to do anything remotely political, unless you count armchair politics.

  4. Great shot, lots of emotion.

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