STOP THE CLOSURE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON SITES IN HASTINGS
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On Tuesday 8th March 2016 it was announced that the University of Brighton would be SHUTTING DOWN it's three sites in Hastings within the next two years.
I am a local resident of Hastings and have seen the huge positive effect the University has had for students, local people and how other people view our town. I felt compelled to start this petition after attending the student's meeting with the Vice-Chancellor and hearing the direct impact this decision has already had on so many people.
THIS WILL EFFECT OVER 600 STUDENTS, HUNDREDS OF STAFF AND HAVE A MASSIVE EFFECT ON THE LOCAL ECONOMY.
AFTER £12M OF PUBLIC MONEY SPENT ON THE THREE SITES IN HASTINGS, ONE OF THE MOST DEPRIVED AREAS IN ENGLAND, THE UNIVERSITY HAS A DUTY TO STAY IN HASTINGS.
All students will be expected to move or travel to sites in Brighton to finish their courses. The average rent in Hastings is £500, the average rent in Brighton is £1006. A return on the train to Brighton from Hastings is £21.80 a day. This will mean many students will be unable to afford to finish their course.
We will also lose one of the most Disabled-friendly campuses in the UK , with all three sites having full access, with caring and well trained Staff.
I am calling on Professor Debra Humphris, Vice- Chancellor of the University of Brighton to REVERSE her decision on the CLOSURE of the three sites in Hastings.
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