Bailiffs ready to eject Sussex fee protesters

May 7, 1999

Bailiffs were this week to forcibly eject students from offices at Sussex University that they occupied in a protest against tuition fees. About 150 students stormed Sussex House last Tuesday in protest at letters sent to 89 students who are refusing to pay fee money owed to the university. The letters said that they would not be allowed to continue their studies next year unless they paid. Protesters occupied finance offices stopping the payment student grant cheques and hardship funds. The university has a court order to eject the students and bailiffs were standing by as The THES went to press.

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