Category Archives: Protest

Braving Another Fife Night

This is about the point where the cold kicks in and we start to wonder quite why we decided to occupy outside again. Last year we were complaining that the University turned the heating off. We didn’t know how lucky … Continue reading

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Rally St Mary’s Quad

Just a quick message. Senior university management and Scottish education politicians (i.e. the people behind the rise in RUK fees) will be in St Andrews today. We’re holding a rally in St Mary’s Quad at midday today (Wednesday) to show … Continue reading

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The First of Many…

So the occupation ended last night with a small celebration and a promise to return. Tuesday night saw a performance from the superb Jeffrey Lewis (if that doesn’t make you insanely jealous you have no taste in music) and then … Continue reading

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A Successful Start

After a slow beginning, this occupation is well and truely up and running. The messages of support we have received have been heartwarming, and the students we have spoken to really seem positive about this movement. We had a sudden … Continue reading

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Well that was fun…

Bit of an interesting time just now. After being unaware of our protest for a couple of hours, security finally cottoned on to our occupation. At about 9:00 (3 hours after the original occupation) they decided to shut the main … Continue reading

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Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A group of around 20 students from the University of St Andrews occupied the gardens outside the Principal’s residence at 6am on Tuesday in protest to the introduction of £9,000 a year rest of UK (RUK) fees. … Continue reading

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“Thanks for opening the gates guys”

So… we’re in. After the inevitable panic about being found out and stopped, getting into the gardens outside the Principle’s residence was surprisingly easy. We had a moment of alarm when we saw the large iron gates were locked, and … Continue reading

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