Principles from the General Assembly

After a brief rally outside the Library, anticuts students went to enter Lower College Hall. After being growled at by the head of security and some Estates workers we wound up at the Old Psychology Library. During the sit-in that ensued we thrashed out some ideas about what united us about the University policies. It took a long time, and we’ve talked over and over these, and plan to continue to do so.

 

PRINCIPLES

No to raising tuition fees

Widening uni access policy; scholarships last your whole time at uni, not just first year; investigation into High drop out rates of low income rate; ”Step-up” policy

No frontline staff cuts

No further staff cuts until transparency

No commercialization of teaching

Student involvement in decision making areas (i.e. Court and Senate)

No announcements of budget allocation outwith of academic year

Complete financial transparency on the part of the University

No accepting of ‘overseas-fee bribes’ from British students to gain University places

No caps on students from any geographical areas

No disproportionate targeting of any school or department with cuts

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  1. James

    Very cool. Last point could have been more explicit though. What’s a disproportionate cut? I can only assume you’re referring to the wholesale axing of arts departments that’s basically a world-wide phenomenon. I like the one about when they can announce the budget: safety catch.

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