Leeds Occupiers on Look North (BBC iPlayer)
The Leeds student occupiers of the Michael Sadler building were on BBC Look North last night, responding to Nick Clegg’s failure to apologise for going back on his promise that “as leader I will defend party policy as it is, which is to scrap tuition fees“. Look North dedicated over four minutes of their programme to this issue, and advertised the meeting today at 2pm that is open to all students, staff and local pupils, parents and workers.
The Look North footage shows the occupiers in discussion around the Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre, and demonstrates the calm, reflective atmosphere the occupiers have created, a space for seminars, discussion, debate and knowledge transfer with local school pupils (representatives of Allerton Grange and Roundhay school pupils were present in the Michael Sadler last night). UCU believes that these activities are what a University is about.
BBC website coverage of third night of occupation here.
Last night’s Look North is available on iPlayer for the rest of today: