Monthly Archives: October 2012

Response to the Student Role for 2012

University governance and the influence of students in their universities are important for student unions because every other thing we want to achieve at the university depends on them. This was recognised in the guild’s past and huge amounts of … Continue reading

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Eight Ways to Build for the Save the IAA demonstration

The closure of the IAA highlights a number of damaging things about the university, and the way they treat their staff and students. These are problems across the university and all students, not just those from the IAA, should be … Continue reading

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Guild of Students Activist Training

The guild will be running an activist training event starting this Saturday the 6th October at 11am in the guild council chambers.  https://www.facebook.com/events/362743740468104/?fref=ts Agenda: 11:00 Registration opens 11:15 Introduction, the context in Higher Education and at Birmingham 12:30 Session 1 … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the IAA closure

Update 10/10/12: There will be a protest on Wednesday October the 17th 1pm outside the library: https://www.facebook.com/events/353031404791373/?fref=ts Yesterday I attended a meeting called by the College of Arts and Law to feedback on the outcomes of the consultation after the review … Continue reading

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Five reasons to get involved in an active student movement this year

This blog highlights five issues that will or could dramatically worsen the position of students next year and in years to come, they are: Hidden fee increases Restructuring and Course Closures A worse quality of education A crisis of social … Continue reading

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High profile campaign saves course

Yesterday the Bio- recording course, formally hosted at the University of Birmingham, announced that it would be transferred to another university. This happened despite the university wanting to simply cut it, without any recognition of the importance of such a … Continue reading

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Some Initial Thoughts on How the Guild Works

  So after training in the guild for a month and then working here for the last month I have learned a lot about how the organisation works. For my first blog I thought I’d try to explain some of … Continue reading

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