Category Archives: Court

Lack of clarity over GCU New York hearing

Several reports in the Times newspaper today and yesterday, have suggested a higher level of opposition from New York Higher Educational establishments than had been understood to be the case, over GCU’s aim of establishing a New York hub, . Although … Continue reading

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GCU Staff still hoping for dialogue regarding New York hub

A week after the third all-staff meeting expressing concern about the lack of clarity and dialogue over GCU’s New York hub, press reports suggest some confusion over the amount of support for the venture from other New York educational establishments … Continue reading

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Little willingness shown by GCU Court to discuss with staff

Despite staff concerns about the investment of up to £15million into a New York hub, which still does not have a licence, and no students, and a wages bill of over £500k, staff members attending the lobby of Court were disappointed … Continue reading

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GCU staff and students raise concerns about New York Hub at Scottish Parliament

GCU staff and students brought their campaign for an independent investigation of the events surrounding the university’s New York hub, to Holyrood MSPs today. Concerned MSPs, including the presiding officer had already been in touch with members of GCU staff … 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 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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Union backed candidates successful in Court election

The success of Douglas Chalmers in a contested election, and Davena Rankin elected unopposed in the recent ballots for staff governors to the GCU court, is a sign that staff are backing the reforms in university Governance promoted by both … Continue reading

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