The Future of Higher Education. Week of Activities w/c Monday October 28th

October 22, 2013 § 1 Comment

A week of meetings, debates, protests and stalls around the issues of Democracy, Access, Academic Freedom, Social Responsibility and Equality

Corporatisation and commercialisation of University life, the ‘Student Experience’, course fees, grand building projects and a cut in wages for all teaching and support staff, increased workloads and threats to contracts, restructuring and redundancies….

Are all these the inevitable reality of the Future of Higher Education or can there be another way…a better way to run the University of Birmingham and for the Future of Higher Education as a whole?

A week of meetings, debates, protests and stalls around the issues of Democracy, Access, Academic Freedom, Social Responsibility and Equality


Monday Oct 28   UoB and DEMOCRACY

Stall outside the Library promoting a Charter For Higher Education at UoB

7:00pm Question Time Style Debate with Professor Adam Tickell (Provost and Vice Principal, University of Birmingham), Professor John Holmwood (Campaign for the Public University) and others. Lecture Theatre A, Watson Building


Tuesday 29th Oct    UoB and ACCESS TO EDUCATION

1:00 People and Planet display and protest  ‘Hypocrisy Exposed’ in the University Square

Charter stall outside the Student Guild

7:00pm Disinvestment of Fossil Fuels Meeting in Great Hall with Bill McKibben of  Greenpeace and guests.

   

Wednesday 30th Oct   ACADEMIC FREEDOM

1:00 – 1.15 UCU Members’ meeting – to discuss next day’s strike action

Followed by 1.15-3.00: Open Meeting with Andrew McGettigan author of ‘The Great University Gamble’ in Arts Lecture Room 7 (Room 223).

Charter stall outside Arts building


Thursday 31st Oct  UCU Strike

UCU will be on strike all day on Thursday 31 October. No members should work on this day.

The strike is supported by the Guild of Students.

12:00 midday: East Gate (outside Guild of Students) – rally and street theatre in support of the strike action


Friday 1st Nov    UoB and EQUALITIES

UNISON display of worker profile placards around campus highlighting the pay and conditions of support staff.  

The week is being organised by BUCU, Guild of Students and UNISON

For further information contact admin@birminghamucu.org or ring ext 46895

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