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Protesting students plan long top-floor stay at University of Sussex

The Argus: Students occupying the top floor of Bramber House Students occupying the top floor of Bramber House

Activists vowed to “stay indefinitely” in the top floor of a university building in protest against the privatisation of campus jobs.

More than 50 students are holed up in Bramber House in the University of Sussex on the fourth day of protests.

One told The Argus they had no plans to move.

Students stormed the building on Thursday afternoon and took control of the top floor conference centre.

Members of the group have issued a set of demands to university bosses and are refusing to come down until they are met.

Yesterday the student, who asked to remain anonymous, said: “The numbers have fluctuated but have grown overnight with more people joining us.

“We have support from all over including other universities.

“We have no intention of going anytime soon. Will we stay forever? Let’s say indefinitely.

“People are supporting us. They are bringing us food and water.

“We have a huge amount of support.”

The university said: “The students involved have been given access to food, water and toilets.

"They are free to leave whenever they wish. We're keeping the situation under review.”

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11:03am Mon 11 Feb 13

Fercri Sakes says...

Great work! Glad some people are taking action against the pretend money-saving outsourcing we're seeing so much of these days.

The marketisation of many of the services at the university will just reduce the quality and then give a healthy profit to some shareholders. All for the same cost. Nobody benefits apart from a few people who already have a ton of cash.

Keep up the good work! Although do expect 50 comments below this one disagreeing with your stance by people who don't really understand that "free markets" are ruining the quality of their lives too. Expect words like 'Tarquin', 'iPad', "upper-class", "silver spoon", "lazy", "scruffy", "put the bins out on the wrong day" etc.. Make sure you find them funny.
Great work! Glad some people are taking action against the pretend money-saving outsourcing we're seeing so much of these days. The marketisation of many of the services at the university will just reduce the quality and then give a healthy profit to some shareholders. All for the same cost. Nobody benefits apart from a few people who already have a ton of cash. Keep up the good work! Although do expect 50 comments below this one disagreeing with your stance by people who don't really understand that "free markets" are ruining the quality of their lives too. Expect words like 'Tarquin', 'iPad', "upper-class", "silver spoon", "lazy", "scruffy", "put the bins out on the wrong day" etc.. Make sure you find them funny. Fercri Sakes
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11:26am Mon 11 Feb 13

BornInBrighton1968 says...

Sebastian and Jemima are having an absolute hoot pretending to be radical and alternative; Jemima is using her iPad (the one Daddy bought her) to send Tweets to all her chums at Pony Club telling them how she is is a now a protestor (about something or other; Jemima is not sure what she is supposed to be protesting about, but she thinks its jolly fun!)
Sebastian and Jemima are having an absolute hoot pretending to be radical and alternative; Jemima is using her iPad (the one Daddy bought her) to send Tweets to all her chums at Pony Club telling them how she is is a now a protestor (about something or other; Jemima is not sure what she is supposed to be protesting about, but she thinks its jolly fun!) BornInBrighton1968
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11:34am Mon 11 Feb 13

jesss2012 says...

Fercri Sakes wrote:
Great work! Glad some people are taking action against the pretend money-saving outsourcing we're seeing so much of these days.

The marketisation of many of the services at the university will just reduce the quality and then give a healthy profit to some shareholders. All for the same cost. Nobody benefits apart from a few people who already have a ton of cash.

Keep up the good work! Although do expect 50 comments below this one disagreeing with your stance by people who don't really understand that "free markets" are ruining the quality of their lives too. Expect words like 'Tarquin', 'iPad', "upper-class", "silver spoon", "lazy", "scruffy", "put the bins out on the wrong day" etc.. Make sure you find them funny.
Ohh you stole all my words of abuse...I really am bored now. efore i go to practice my spelling so i can work for the argus instead of moaning about them...I didn't feel the students were exactly burning alive with passion and rage..I nearly fell asleep :)
[quote][p][bold]Fercri Sakes[/bold] wrote: Great work! Glad some people are taking action against the pretend money-saving outsourcing we're seeing so much of these days. The marketisation of many of the services at the university will just reduce the quality and then give a healthy profit to some shareholders. All for the same cost. Nobody benefits apart from a few people who already have a ton of cash. Keep up the good work! Although do expect 50 comments below this one disagreeing with your stance by people who don't really understand that "free markets" are ruining the quality of their lives too. Expect words like 'Tarquin', 'iPad', "upper-class", "silver spoon", "lazy", "scruffy", "put the bins out on the wrong day" etc.. Make sure you find them funny.[/p][/quote]Ohh you stole all my words of abuse...I really am bored now. efore i go to practice my spelling so i can work for the argus instead of moaning about them...I didn't feel the students were exactly burning alive with passion and rage..I nearly fell asleep :) jesss2012
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11:38am Mon 11 Feb 13

jesss2012 says...

BornInBrighton1968 wrote:
Sebastian and Jemima are having an absolute hoot pretending to be radical and alternative; Jemima is using her iPad (the one Daddy bought her) to send Tweets to all her chums at Pony Club telling them how she is is a now a protestor (about something or other; Jemima is not sure what she is supposed to be protesting about, but she thinks its jolly fun!)
Awww give em a break..they are all having to be really, really radical and wear yellow post-it notes in protest.. I watched it again to check...ooops sorry I'm supposed to be gone already :)
[quote][p][bold]BornInBrighton1968[/bold] wrote: Sebastian and Jemima are having an absolute hoot pretending to be radical and alternative; Jemima is using her iPad (the one Daddy bought her) to send Tweets to all her chums at Pony Club telling them how she is is a now a protestor (about something or other; Jemima is not sure what she is supposed to be protesting about, but she thinks its jolly fun!)[/p][/quote]Awww give em a break..they are all having to be really, really radical and wear yellow post-it notes in protest.. I watched it again to check...ooops sorry I'm supposed to be gone already :) jesss2012
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11:39am Mon 11 Feb 13

Cave Johnson says...

So what happens to project had-ins, exams, study etc? Are these students prepared to fail their courses? Or would they then call foul? Isnt this unfair on students who are handing in on time and making an effort?
So what happens to project had-ins, exams, study etc? Are these students prepared to fail their courses? Or would they then call foul? Isnt this unfair on students who are handing in on time and making an effort? Cave Johnson
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11:45am Mon 11 Feb 13

NickBrt says...

I wish the ones who live next door to me would join in, they can stay for ever - PLEASE!
I wish the ones who live next door to me would join in, they can stay for ever - PLEASE! NickBrt
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11:51am Mon 11 Feb 13

BornInBrighton1968 says...

Cave Johnson wrote:
So what happens to project had-ins, exams, study etc? Are these students prepared to fail their courses? Or would they then call foul? Isnt this unfair on students who are handing in on time and making an effort?
They'll be there until boredom sets-in and the novelty wears off...
[quote][p][bold]Cave Johnson[/bold] wrote: So what happens to project had-ins, exams, study etc? Are these students prepared to fail their courses? Or would they then call foul? Isnt this unfair on students who are handing in on time and making an effort?[/p][/quote]They'll be there until boredom sets-in and the novelty wears off... BornInBrighton1968
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12:07pm Mon 11 Feb 13

BornInBrighton1968 says...

NickBrt wrote:
I wish the ones who live next door to me would join in, they can stay for ever - PLEASE!
If you have problems with students, do what I did;

1) if they rent from a Lettings agency, complain to them.

2) if they rent directly from a landlord, go onto the Land Registry website, input the address of the students house, pay £4 via debit card and it will give you the name and address of the owner of the house; complain directly to them.

Hope this helps...
[quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: I wish the ones who live next door to me would join in, they can stay for ever - PLEASE![/p][/quote]If you have problems with students, do what I did; 1) if they rent from a Lettings agency, complain to them. 2) if they rent directly from a landlord, go onto the Land Registry website, input the address of the students house, pay £4 via debit card and it will give you the name and address of the owner of the house; complain directly to them. Hope this helps... BornInBrighton1968
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12:30pm Mon 11 Feb 13

NickBrt says...

Thanks Borninbrighton. problem is I am looking to move elsewhere in Brighton this year and if there's a dispute with neighbours that has to be declared. so for now I'm treating them to heavy music when I go to work if they've been noisy the night before. Childish tit for tat I know but hey ho!
Thanks Borninbrighton. problem is I am looking to move elsewhere in Brighton this year and if there's a dispute with neighbours that has to be declared. so for now I'm treating them to heavy music when I go to work if they've been noisy the night before. Childish tit for tat I know but hey ho! NickBrt
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12:42pm Mon 11 Feb 13

BornInBrighton1968 says...

NickBrt wrote:
Thanks Borninbrighton. problem is I am looking to move elsewhere in Brighton this year and if there's a dispute with neighbours that has to be declared. so for now I'm treating them to heavy music when I go to work if they've been noisy the night before. Childish tit for tat I know but hey ho!
I feel for you mate; been there myself.

Glad that you are getting one-over those ignorant, selfish student brats!
[quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: Thanks Borninbrighton. problem is I am looking to move elsewhere in Brighton this year and if there's a dispute with neighbours that has to be declared. so for now I'm treating them to heavy music when I go to work if they've been noisy the night before. Childish tit for tat I know but hey ho![/p][/quote]I feel for you mate; been there myself. Glad that you are getting one-over those ignorant, selfish student brats! BornInBrighton1968
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6:48pm Mon 11 Feb 13

AmboGuy says...

BornInBrighton1968 wrote:
NickBrt wrote:
Thanks Borninbrighton. problem is I am looking to move elsewhere in Brighton this year and if there's a dispute with neighbours that has to be declared. so for now I'm treating them to heavy music when I go to work if they've been noisy the night before. Childish tit for tat I know but hey ho!
I feel for you mate; been there myself.

Glad that you are getting one-over those ignorant, selfish student brats!
I've had to do that before and it did eventually get the message across. It seems that politely asking them to turn the music down just want getting through to them!
[quote][p][bold]BornInBrighton1968[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: Thanks Borninbrighton. problem is I am looking to move elsewhere in Brighton this year and if there's a dispute with neighbours that has to be declared. so for now I'm treating them to heavy music when I go to work if they've been noisy the night before. Childish tit for tat I know but hey ho![/p][/quote]I feel for you mate; been there myself. Glad that you are getting one-over those ignorant, selfish student brats![/p][/quote]I've had to do that before and it did eventually get the message across. It seems that politely asking them to turn the music down just want getting through to them! AmboGuy
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