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Author Archives: EB
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
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
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
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
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
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
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