Today, on the UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, students at over 30 UK universities are taking action to protest their institution’s complicity in Israeli apartheid. Follow this live blog as the day’s action unfolds and show your support for the campaign on Twitter by using the hashtags #ApartheidOffCampus and #DivestForPalestine!
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7:45pm

Students at Sheffield university launch their #ApartheidOffCampus campaign, gathering student signatories asking the university to #DivestforPalestine

6:45pm

Teesside students call on their university to end their complicity with Israeli apartheid.

6:30pm

University of York students are planning their campaign to get #ApartheidOffCampus

5:30pm

Students at UCLan stage a die-in to protest against their university’s investments in companies arming Israel. #ApartheidOffCampus

4:10pm

Students at Nottingham University held a demonstration calling for their University to #DivestForPalestine and get #ApartheidOffCampus.

4:00pm
King’s College London students did this amazing banner drop off Waterloo bridge!

3:40pm
Continuing with their day of action, students at Sheffield Hallam are selling Palestine cupcakes and giving free dabke lessons – teaching students the Palestinian dance of resistance!

3:35pm
Reading University students mobilised on their campus, handing out loads of #ApartheidOffCampus leaflets and gaining support for their upcoming campaign.

3:20pm
Students at St. George’s are holding a stall to launch their new campaign which calls on the university to adhere to the principles of BDS.

3:05pm
Keele students are doing a stall on campus to raise awareness of their upcoming #ApartheidOffCampus campaign, gathering lots of interest from students!

3:00pm
Amazing vibrant demonstration at Leeds University, calling on the institution to fully divest from HSBC following the recent announcement that they had cut financial ties with 3 corporations linked to the Israeli arms trade.

2:50pm
At Aberdeen University, students activists have done a banner drop and plastered the campus with #ApartheidOffCampus flyers!

2:45pm
Students at Exeter University have staged a banner drop and demonstration calling for #ApartheidOffCampus!

2:30pm
Sussex students are continuing their day of action with a banner drop on central campus!

2:05pm
Students at Sheffield Hallam University are holding a stall on campus before their #ApartheidOffCampus event commences…watch this space!

2:00pm
Lancaster student activists have staged a demonstration calling for #ApartheidOffCampus!

1:50pm
Students at Cardiff University have put together this incredible exhibition of photos taken by children living in the Palestinian village of Bil’in!

12:45pm
Wolverhampton students are holding a stall in their SU to speak to other students about the #ApartheidOffCampus campaign.

12:40pm
Students at the University of Birmingham have just launched their campaign calling for their university to divest from United Technologies who supply aircraft for the Israeli military.

12:25pm
Students at Northampton University have linked up with their local Palestine Solidarity Campaign branch to run a stall on campus!

12:15pm
Sussex students have done a creative action and put up anti-Apartheid decorations for the festive season! More to come from them later…

12:00pm
Our Twitter storm has begun! Show your support for the thousands of students taking action against universities’ complicity in Israeli apartheid by tweeting using #ApartheidOffCampus and #DivestForPalestine – tweet sheet here!

11:50am
Newcastle students brave the wind and rain to launch their campaign to demand that the university cuts its ties with Rolls Royce, a company which supplies arms to Israel’s military.

11:35am
Manchester students have just put these amazing banners up in the iconic Alan Gilbert building right in the centre of campus, calling on their university to end its investments in Caterpillar! This company supplies the armoured bulldozers for the Israeli army to demolish Palestinian homes, schools, olive groves and communities.

10:45am
Canterbury Christ Church students are now holding a stall on campus to raise awareness and get support for their Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.

10:00am
Leicester University students kick off the day of action with banner drops and a stall featuring their newly launched petition to demand that their university ends all financial and institutional links to Israeli apartheid.

9:30am
Before the student action begins, PSC representatives have just handed in our petition to end the mistreatment of child prisoners in Palestine to No.10 alongside Dave Prentis from UNISON, Kiri Tunks and Philipa Harvey from the National Education Union, Brendan O’Hara MP and Liam Byrne MP. #NoWayToTreatAChild