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Deadline approaches over GCU NY licence application

Following the hearing held on May 22nd regarding the request by GCU to obtain an academic licence for its New York hub, a set of recommendations have been issued to the New York State Higher Education committee that will meet … 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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UCU supports more academic freedom in universities

“Expanding academic freedom in universities is is something that everyone connected to education in Scotland should be in support of” said Douglas Chalmers, local president of UCU at Glasgow Caledonian, following the branch’s submission to the current government consultation on … 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 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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Co-hosting a divisive speech by the Prime Minister – a misreading of our role in society say GCU Unions

Campus trade unions expressed their extreme concern today at the University’s decision to co-host an event  in the London Velodrome together with the British government, where David Cameron used his office as Prime minister to set out his case against … 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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