Aberystwyth halls closure rally

Hundreds of students are opposing Aberystwyth University's plans to close the historic Pantycelyn halls of residence.

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Aberystwyth students protest against closure of halls

Students braved the rain to demonstrate against the closure of the halls.

Students at Aberystwyth University have been protesting against the closure of Pantycelyn halls of residence.

Aberystwyth's Welsh Students' Union (UMCA) says a new student village where the university plans to move students "is completely unsuitable for the Welsh community."

"There is no sufficient space for Aelwyd Pantycelyn's weekly practice, no UMCA office or Canteen - these are elements that are absolutely essential in maintaining our community of Welsh students. After the lack of consultation on these plans, students have completely lost faith in the University."

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