3 September 2012
Students and staff from London Metropolitan University are set to join a protest on Wednesday 5 September against the threat to deport thousands of international students.
The crisis at London Met has hit the headlines. Up to 3,000 international students face deportation after the UK Border Agency revoked the university’s licence to admit students from outside the EU.
This means the students have had their visas cancelled. If they cannot find places on courses elsewhere within 60 days they face deportation. Many of the students are in the middle of their courses, and have paid thousands of pounds in tuition fees.
The students and members of the UCU and Unison trade unions at the university held a protest this evening outside a meeting of London Met’s governors. They are demanding that the governors support calls for an amnesty for the threatened students and the right for them to complete their courses.
A mass meeting of UCU and Unison members voted to join Wednesday’s demo at the UKBA – protest at the UK Borders Agency.
Join the protest
1pm, Wednesday 5 September
UKBA, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF
For more information, see London Met Unison’s website.