Surrey

Royal Holloway students finish sit-in at Egham campus

Students who occupied a university building in Surrey in protest against cuts and tuition fees have left after legal action was threatened.

About 30 students entered a management building at the Royal Holloway, in Egham, on 30 November.

They demanded the principal guaranteed that no courses would be closed or staff made redundant.

However, they left earlier after negotiations collapsed and legal action was threatened by the university.

On their blog a member of the OccupyRHUL group said: "The principal has said he's had hours and hours of discussion with us, in actual fact it was only two hours.

"He failed to engage the issues, instead just stating where we agree and disagree.

"The support we've received from lecturers has been immense."

The university said it would comment on the occupation later.

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