Save Our Subjects – Liverpool University Student Protest

1pm on 11th March, over 500 students protest outside Victoria Bulding where the senate for Liverpool University meets to discuss closure of 3 departments. The school of politics and communication studies, the philosophy department and the division of statistics and probability failed to do well in the research assessment exercise (RAE). Paul Athans (pictured here), spokesman for the S.O.S “Save Our Subjects” group said “Of all the departments to mess with, politics.” The protesters greeted the arriving senators with cheers or booing depending on whether they were going to fight against these closures. Dr Fionnghuala Sweeney, vice-president of the Liverpool UCU branch, handed out information to the senators and asked for their support.

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5 responses

  1. A few of them really capture the energy.. some are a bit below your average though. Just my 2 cents 😉

  2. Your documentary / photojournalism shots are on the whole totally awesome Pete, in a different league from your landscape forays. Are you still actively working as a documentary photographer and are there any outlets left for this sort of photojournalism?

    Best wishes

  3. An excellent series – fine photojournalism, full of energy. My favourite of the lot is the one of the four occupied windows, which perhaps tells the story in the most subtle of ways…they all seem to be looking nervously on the crowd below.

  4. Very nice photos.

    regards H from

  5. Hello Pete,

    I just recently discovered your site and finding it really breathtaking. I admire your shots. Period.

    I just have one quick question about these photos. I am fairly new to photography and unaware of most rules when it comes to taking pictures in public. Did you asked all the people in the frame for permission to post their shots in your website/blog?

    In case you have already answered this question somewhere in your archives, i apologize for asking it again, but can you please kindly direct me?