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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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GCU Unions convey best wishes to new Chancellor Yunus

Members of all university unions were present at the inaugural ceremony installing Professor Muhammad Yunus as new Chancellor of the University on Friday 26th October. During his installation, Professor Yunus spoke of the need for universities to solve global problems, … Continue reading

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Education Minister pledges to work in partnership with UCU

The UCU Scottish Congress took place in Edinburgh on March 23rd with full involvement of representatives from GCU and with a keynote address given by Education Minister Mike Russell. In contrast to last year’s Congress when GCU members spoke, but … Continue reading

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