In the winter of 1968 Bristol students occupied Senate House for 10 days. Their demands included greater representation for student reps on University bodies and ‘reciprocal membership’ for all students in the city which would allow access, even for lowly polytechnic students, to the wonderful facilities of the newly opened University Students Union Building.

Two participants in the sit-in, Sue Tate and Kevin Whitston, will start this session with brief presentations before opening it out to questions and discussion.

University building with student occupation banners
Occupation of the University of Bristol’s Senate House in March 2018

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