Students occupy Warwick University

A group of Warwick students are occupying university buildings in protest at a £42,000 pay rise for its vice-chancellor.
Calling themselves Protect the Public University, the students have been planning the occupation which began on Friday, for about a month.


They want to highlight how higher fees are leaving students with debts of about the size of the pay rise.
Warwick said it would take all steps necessary to deal with the issue. A spokesman for the protesters said: “The council chamber is the symbolic heart of university decision-making and we are taking the platform of our own university to begin a dialogue about the threat to public higher education.
“A £42,000 pay increase comes at a time when students are becoming dramatically more indebted because of higher tuition fees but the widening access targets are not being met.”


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