Glasgow students fence in the Vice-Chancellor’s university apartment
This comes after the recent tearing down of the fences at University of Manchester
Members of GUSTU (Glasgow University Student Tenant Union) erected fences around the Vice-Chancellor’s accommodation and delivered an open letter in support of the University of Manchester rent strike.
A post was uploaded to their Instagram page today, where the society claimed the University of Glasgow’s Vice-Chancellor Sir Anton Muscatelli made no provisions for the return of students in September.
Their move comes after the overnight fencing of students in major halls in Manchester this week. With the social media attention that it received, student unions protesting against the behaviour of private landlords have formed across major universities.
Speaking to The Glasgow Tab, GUSTU said: “This action was intended primarily as an act of solidarity with Manchester, as well as to remind the UofG management that their handling of this situation has been dangerous.
“This lack of preparation ended up worsening the Covid situation in Glasgow and impacting the public health of Scotland as a whole.
“We intend to campaign against rent increases and to reduce rent in student halls and across the city.”
GUSTU will be having an open meeting soon, but for now keep an eye on their social media channels for further updates; @gustudenttenantsunion on Instagram.
Featured Image: GUSTU, @gustudenttenantsunion