No confidence in David Willetts at Bradford UCU AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the University of Bradford UCU Local Association on 8th June saw debates on the USS pension fight and the disarray in, and damaging consequences of, the policies of the Minister for State for Universities and Science, David Willetts and the coalition government.

At the AGM the following motion was passed unanimously:

  • The University of Bradford UCU Local Association notes with extreme concern the sweeping cuts to the HE budget, the trebling of tuition fees and the incoherent access policies announced by the government
  • The Local Association also notes that these changes have been decided on without adequate consultation and were not included in the governing parties’ election manifestos
  • Against this, the University of Bradford UCU has no confidence in the policies of the Minister of State for Universities and Science
  • We call on the government to delay publication of its White Paper on Higher Education to allow for proper consultation and public debate on the proposed reforms, which have the potential to inflict immense and lasting damage on Higher Education in the UK

For more on matters discussed at the recent University of Bradford UCU LA Annual General Meeting please link Annual General Meeting 08_06_11.

What can members do?

There is a national campaign where you can read more about the issues and activities in other universities.

You can also sign-up to the national petitition expressing no confidence. Simply go to: http://www.noconfidence.org.uk/

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