|School and uni students at a Newcastle protest|
University, FE and school students in the North East will be gathering from around midday at Grey's Monument, Newcastle.
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'The government want to increase university tuition fees up to £9,000 a year and scrap EMA, as well as cutting teaching funding by up to 80% for 'non priority' subjects. We think that there is an alternative to these cuts and that students and lecturers should not have to pay for a crisis not of their making!
PROTEST - In conjunction with hundreds of schools and universities across the country we will walk out and protest to send a strong message to the government. Students from Newcastle, Northumbria and Sunderland Universities along with local school and college students, will be marching to Grey's Monument in town to rally against cuts to education funding. Meet outside old Union building, Newcastle University, at midday.
TEACH-IN - 1:30- 5pm in CLAREMONT TOWER, FIRST FLOOR. OPENING SESSION IN LECTURE THEATRE 1.01.
Newcastle students and lecturers invite everyone to a 'teach-in' on campus - a whole afternoon of talks, discussions, 'alternative lectures', workshops, debates and creative planning! There'll also hopefully be a space for continued quiet reading and work, so if you've got an essay due you can still support the action!'