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Trustees not to be trusted with democracy: Board abuses power and overturns democratic decisions

Last night we witnessed an overt breach of democracy and abuse of power. Our Trustee Board,  which is in the majority unelected, has numerous non-students and includes a University representative, threw out the majority of the decisions taken by Guild … Continue reading

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Statement from Hattie Craig, Vice President (Education), on the demonstration 26th March

This is what I had to write to satisfy the University in order to ensure the demonstration yesterday even went ahead. It was a peaceful demonstration and would have been with or without this statement. If anything, this shows the … Continue reading

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My censure, the protest on 29th Jan, wrongful arrest and the Guild’s response

Originally posted on Facebook on 30th Jan: I have been told that Guild Council has voted in favour of censuring me (62%) for my involvement in the occupation of Senate Chamber last term. They have done this in my absence: I … Continue reading

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Statement on the University putting me through their disciplinary process

I promised myself that I wouldn’t do this. The winter vacation period is supposed to be a much needed break after what is a very long, and at least for myself, very stressful, term. I wanted to clear my head … Continue reading

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From inside the occupation: why I’m here and why the university is taking me to court.

As some of you may now be aware, I have been taking part in the occupation of Senate Chambers in the Aston Webb Building since it began on Wednesday evening.  The decision to join was not an easy one for … Continue reading

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Why students should support the staff strike tomorrow!

It seems like it’s becoming an annual tradition that the VPE must publish a blog in support of a strike. I’d like to think that as this is a discussion which we have every year, and which, whether by referendum … Continue reading

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What’s happening to our student loans?

The subject of this blog is not a new topic or breaking news story, but for some, this might be the first time you’ve ever read about the plans to privatise student loans. The implications of this move are incredibly … Continue reading

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