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Antiuniversity 2017: Striking to Win: Why is the Rent So Damn High?

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Conway Hall (Brockway Room)

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*\\ RENT IS EVERYONE'S PROBLEM //*

Drastic increases in rent prices for students are tuition fee increases by stealth. We believe any call for free education must acknowledge the vital role rents play in the continuation of the current university system. In this workshop we’re seeking to discuss the relationship between the marketisation of public universities and the drastic increase in student rents since 2009/10.

Universities have been in a pissing contest to see who can get the largest property portfolio: paid for by students. If the university is preparing us for our future exploitation, it’s doing an excellent job.

Freed from any notion of welfare provision, student accommodation now forms a key component of university privatisation strategies; directly underpinning increases in tuition fees whilst undermining educational access for low to middle income students.

Last year over 1,000 rent-striking students at UCL won over £1 million in concessions in the form of compensation, bursaries and rent cuts. Despite eviction threats and attempts to victimise individual students, a collective refusal to be divided or bullied - alongside careful organisation with off-campus groups - forced successive capitulations by managers.

Join us to discuss ideas, do some sweet strategising, and plot to win!

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This event is part of Antiuniversity 2017. To see more, click here: http://antiuniversity.org

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