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From The Socialist newspaper, 11 February 2009

Defend jobs at Salford University

On 5 February, a major protest was held against the job cuts at Salford university, proposed to supposedly make 7 million worth of savings. This initiative is named 'Project Headroom' by managers.

The protest began when 100 people gathered outside the Maxwell building on the main campus. The protesters put on a good show, with some gathering samba drums and playing them as we marched across the main road, causing a traffic tailback all the way back to Manchester city centre.

Then we rallied at the offices of university management. This was a good protest, and we sold ten copies of The Socialist. Salford University Defend Education (SUDE) campaign is meeting this week to plan more protests and activities.

Ben Bullen, Salford university student

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