Monthly Archives: January 2015

GCU Staff commemorate Holocaust memorial day 2015

Under the slogan ‘Keep the Memory Alive’ Glasgow Caledonian University’s branch of the UCU distributed materials on the Holocaust on 27th January – the day that marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops. Working with members … Continue reading

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Glasgow Caledonian Staff and students show support for democratic change

Postcards supporting democratic change were being signed at the rate of more than one a minute, during a brief lunchtime pop up stall run by the UCU at Glasgow Caledonian University. Almost 70 pledges of support for change – and in … Continue reading

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Education Minister wants our views on running GCU

Angela Constance, the Cabinet Secretary for Education in the Scottish Government is interested in your views on how GCU, and other universities are governed. All university campus unions are in favour of democratising higher education governance and will be making … Continue reading

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GCU Union and management joint statement published

Today, for the first time, the unions and management at Glasgow Caledonian University have jointly published an assessment of the past years work and our priorities for the coming year. Available via a link in the Caledonian Connected or downloadable from here, … Continue reading

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GCU unions to help make universities accountable

At the start of October 2014, the UCU, EIS, Unison and Unite, held a joint conference in Edinburgh looking towards the future and entitled ‘Re-imagining the University’. Major statements on the future of Higher Education were made by Mike Russell, Kezia … Continue reading

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Joint statement agreed between GCU Unions and management on past year’s work and future priorities

The university unions and GCU management have for the first time adopted a joint assessment of the past year’s work. This has been published in the form of a joint chairs’ statement from Douglas Chalmers, current chair of the Joint … Continue reading

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Caledonian UCU Annual General Meeting looks forward to 2015

Banners,  bulletins and big ideas were among the topics discussed at the UCU’s seventh Annual General Meeting held in the last week of Trimester A. Clare Hunter led a discussion on the proposed banner motifs and keywords that would best express our … Continue reading

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