Author Archives: Anonymous

Trustee Board and University Interference

The Guild’s Trustee Board and the University have overridden the democratic decisions of students on a number of occasions this year. They are not apolitical or hands off but actively intervene in the politics of the Guild. The influence of both … Continue reading

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Justice for Cleaners

Before Easter the university announced that 114 staff were going to face worse pay and conditions, or losing their jobs.  Since then it has announced that around 250 cleaners would be moved from weekday contracts on to any five days … Continue reading

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Should we have released a statement against racism?

Last week the Guild sabbatical officers had a debate over what we should do about the racist incidents that took place in the home student’s association.  There were two sides in this debate that are (in my opinion) characterised by … Continue reading

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‘Wheelchair Day’

This week the Sabbatical Officers at the Guild have been spending a day in wheelchairs in order to try and understand issues about accessibility for wheelchair users better, and to take them more seriously. I did my day in a … Continue reading

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The Guild does not exist to manage student protest

I have spent a large part of the term so far organising a protest for the Guild (Students’ Union) over our very clear opposition to course closures and cuts to quality. However others in the Guild have refused to go … Continue reading

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Students Support Staff Strike

*If you want to sign this letter please email vpe@guild.bham.ac.uk* As students of the University of Birmingham we are writing this to try and persuade staff vote yes in the UCU’s ballot for strike action, open at the moment with ballots … Continue reading

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A term of lies…..

So as we’ve reached the end of term, thought it might be worth recapping some of the worst lies told by University of Birmingham management in the last three months. Universities are usually considered by both the media and the public to … Continue reading

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