Yesterday around 15 members of Mersyside Network Against Fees and Cuts occupied a lecture theatre to protest a senate meeting to discuss charging £9,000 tuition fees.
From 2pm, about 20 heckling and chanting students greeted senate members arriving at the nearby Victoria Building. While the meeting took place, several protesters entered the computer science building next door and occupied an upstairs lecture theatre. Windows were covered with placards to be seen below and the occupation demanded university management publicly condemn cuts to higher education.
Though willing to stay the night, protesters were forced to leave at 7pm due to the universities refusal to give access to toilets, food and water.
The Senate agreed on a recommendation that fees be raised to £9,000 from 2012, to be ratified by the Council on the 30th of March.