The UWE occupation

Salter, Lee and Kay, Jilly Boyce (2011) The UWE occupation. Social Movement Studies, 10 (4). pp. 423-429. ISSN 1474-2837

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Abstract

This profile looks at how students at the University of the West of England (UWE) undertook direct action in protest against the British government's cuts to educational funding in the higher education sector. Situating the in the broader context of the struggle against cuts to education, the authors observed the organisation of students, interviewing them and holding focus groups to get a full picture of the growth of the movement and the UWE occupation. The profile considers the motivations of participants, the impact participation had on individuals and explains the effectiveness of the occupation in a number of aspects. The research found that the occupation played an important role in the broader anti-cuts movement, in publicising the cuts agenda and mobilising resistance against it.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Depositing User: Lee Salter
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2013 11:34
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2013 11:34
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/47260
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