This comment piece is from a series of articles where people were asked to express their views on the problems faced in the expansion of the University.
The author, Andrew Christie gives a balanced view on the The Squat, the old music school building that was occupied by students in demonstration of the accommodation crisis. The occupants wanted to protect the building and provide extended facilities of the wider community, including live music which was facilitated with the aid of Music Force - a socialist music agency.
Taken from the Manchester Independent Newspaper, written and edited by University of Manchester students. With thanks to James Peters at the University of Manchester Archives and Ben Ward at The University of Manchester Students' Union.