Monthly Archives: March 2012

These values are for the students of today, not the past.

The guild of students have just circulated a set of photos for “alumni” celebrating guild of student’s campaigns over the years. This is part of an alumni strategy to build up a alumni network which will generate revenue for the … Continue reading

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democratic culture in the guild?

Today Guild Councillors have been protesting the proposal that the trustee-board should circumvent Guild Council. 22 Councillors have already signed a joint letter in protest to the board. Their excellent letter can be found here and is well worth a … Continue reading

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The “Hard left” oh dear bile from the right

They are just a bit bitter that they are becoming a sideshow in student politics, spouting rage from the sidelines and doing nothing productive. see this and my reply, Here  

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Want to end the infighting? Embrace a more consensual system in the guild of students.

Earlier today a secret Facebook group called the “silent majority” was exposed publically. The group was organizational forum, for those opposing the “left” on campus. The content has revealed just how polarized student politics on campus has become and will … Continue reading

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The University needs to “come clean” with it’s lobbying.

Liam Burns the NUS president, told the independent on Monday “We want MPs, the Government and vice-chancellors to come clean on what’s going on in the HE sector.”. “Coming clean”, “on what’s going on” is not the most inspiring slogan … Continue reading

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Second vote of no confidence vetoed – will students ever get a say?

I’m not writing this to have a go at anyone in particular I don’t see the point. This is a serious failure in good governance. I don’t think it can pass without comment. When two votes of no confidence are … Continue reading

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Andrew Lansley – next time

Today I got an anonymous call through to my office at the Guild of Students from a worker at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. I don’t who who they were but they simply said Andrew Lansley is here, can anyone come? … Continue reading

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