The third Cops Off Campus demonstration ends without a single arrest or show of police violence
3,000 protesters gather to protest police presence on campus
Senate House stormed, its glass doors smashed and a bin set on fire
Crowd marches on Royal Courts of Justice and Parliament but no arrests made
Today’s Cops off Campus national day of action was the most peaceful of the past week’s demonstrations. Heralded by ULU vice-president Dan Cooper as an “enormous success”, the 3,000 strong crowd was allowed to protest without police intervention.
Protesters, who had planned for a …
Ayesha Gill takes a look at the newest organisation to join UCL
A second Cops off Campus protest ends without a repeat of yesterday’s violence
Today’s demonstration was notably calmer than those of 4 and 5 December. In solidarity with the 36 protesters arrested yesterday, crowds gathered at 3pm outside ULU to protest police intrusion on campus.
Mirroring yesterday’s starting time and place, the protest was initially peaceful. However, as with yesterday’s protest, the police were quick to arrive in large numbers.
The crowd marched from ULU to Senate House, across to SOAS and then to the UCL gates at Malet Place. A sudden police …
UCLU is currently holding a referendum on the future of ULU, deciding whether its services will continue to be run by elected students, or whether the body will be disestablished and run by UoL directly.
The planned “Cops off Campus” protest has led to the arrests of a number of students, including Oscar Webb, editor of the London Student
Adam Robertson reports on Occupy Senate House and its aftermath.
It’s getting chilly, shops are packed and we’ve all seen the Coca-Cola advert. Christmas is very nearly upon us and it’s time to start getting into the spirit. And there is no better way to do that than coming along to our famous Concert in the Quad.
On the 5th of December, UCL’s picturesque Main Quad will be transformed into a winter wonderland, with Cabbage & Frocks’ beautiful Christmas Market selling food and presents for all the family from 1pm and then the main concert and Santa’s grotto starting at 5.30pm. During the event there will be delicious food on sale, …
Rebecca Pinnington reports on UCL’s fair pay for staff strike that took place on Tuesday 3rd December.
University staff went on strike once again today, Tuesday 3rd December, in protest against cuts to Higher Education. After the strike on 30th October yielded a mere 3.9% of participating staff members, we all questioned the effect of this second installment. All three trade unions (UCU, Unison and Unite) came together across the UK to demand better wages after negotiations were proven unproductive. University workers have faced annual pay cuts for the last five …
If you’ve ever attended the popular Sports Balls and Arts Balls Clubs & Societies Colours and Awards are likely to be familiar to you. General Interest Societies also have awards and colours and these are rewarded at the Societies Reception, the General Interest Societies’ alternative to the Sports and Arts Balls. Only the dedicated of the dedicated individuals are selected for Honorary Life Membership and the best of the best clubs receive Club of the Year or Society of the Year.
Thursday 28th November a meeting is being held open to …
AYESHA GILL reports on the president of ULU’s arrest
Following Wednesday’s demonstration outside the University of London Union, Michael Chessum, President of ULU was “intercepted” by police “on his way back from a meeting with University of London management” on Thursday, 15 November. The arrest came after it was claimed that Chessum failed to properly notify UoL about yesterday’s demonstration and the route it would follow, leading to his being charged under Section 11 of the Public Order Act, which covers the requirement for “advance notice of public processions”.
Chessum was held at …