London Met UCU and London Met Unison, have called a protest against the UK Borders Agency's decision to revoke the university's licence to teach non-EU students.
The demo which is supported by NUS Black Students' Campaign, Education Activists Network, National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts, and University of London Union, will take place outside the Home Office on 5th September 2012 from 1:00pm.
The organisers will be handing in the petition demanding an amnesty for all London Met international students so they complete their studies at London Met.
Scenes of overseas students in despair and in tears and anger were shown on news programmes when they learnt that they had 60 days to find a new university or face deportation.
Mark Campbell, chair of the London Met UCU union, said, “We’ve called this lobby to defend our students. We need as many students as possible to join us, from London Met and elsewhere.”
Anger at the UKBA decision has spread quickly. In less than 24 hours over 2,500 people have signed a petition defending London Met students and calling for an amnesty for them.
PROTEST AGAINST THE UKBA
Wednesday 5th September 2012
Home Office, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF