UPDATE: Hunger strike postponed

THE STUDENTS of the Welsh language community who had planned to go on a 48-hour hunger strike from tomorrow (3rd April) till Saturday 5th, have decided to postpone the hunger strike by a day in order to meet with the University to discuss developments in the campaign.

Pantycelyn is due to close in September 2014.

Pantycelyn is due to close in September 2014.

Following a special request by the University, student representatives will meet with senior University officials on Friday morning (6th) in an attempt to come to a positive conclusion regarding the issue of moving the Welsh community from Pantycelyn to the new Penglais Farm residences.

UMCA President Mared Ifan said, “This is a big step forward in our campaign, showing that the University is feeling the pressure.

“We look forward to our discussions with the University on Friday morning, and hope for an outcome that means Pantycelyn can remain open as halls of residence for Welsh speaking students.”

Unless the meeting returns a positive outcome, the students will resume their plans for the hunger strike, which will then commence from Friday till Sunday (7th).