Author Archives: EB

The Guild must now stop helping spy on Muslim students.

On the 12th of September I found myself in a fight at a Trustee Board meeting over a worrying policy being passed at the board with no debate from the wider student body. This report – which I have attached … Continue reading

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What is the Guild?

Tonight is the final Guild Council of the year and like every Council meeting before it, nearly all the debates we have will be within the framework of the “Guild”. What should the Guild of Students be doing? Of course … Continue reading

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Open letter from Unison to University of Birmingham

Below is an open letter from University of Birmingham Unison, it’s important that students read. Unison members, the universities support staff  are earning below the UK poverty line, they being giving increasing workloads and having their weekends taken away are … Continue reading

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Why the Palestinian Flag is hanging from my window (again)

I’m hanging the palestinian flag out of my office in the guild because there is something I want students to know about. It’s that today is Nakba  day meaning “disaster” or “cataclysm” in Arabic. Today is when people all across … Continue reading

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Removed as a trustee

Last night I was informed that I’d been removed as Guild Trustee.I’m not going to go into the rights and wrongs of that decision now as that has already been done, my defence case can be found here. Mark’s note … Continue reading

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One more motion to the board.

The Trustee Board are planning on holding a vote of no confidence in me as a trustee this Monday (read this). I have offered my defence in full in writing here, however I can’t go to the meeting as they … Continue reading

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Why I am running against Pete Mercer, for a fight to defend the NHS along with all welfare services that matter to students, on as well as off campus.

There is a tradition in NUS elections of candidates being scared to criticise each other and instead ending up just saying nice things about “me me me” – “what I’ve done, why I’m wonderful” and nothing about their polices. In … Continue reading

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