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Free Film Screening: Life in a Greek Refugee Camp
In 2016 governments within the EU closed their borders, leaving almost 60,000 refugees stranded in Greece. Faced with hosting the refugees, the Greek Government decided to reopen a number of closed-down army camps as temporary residences and called on the army to set up and manage the camps.
The film produced by Tim Kelly, Lecturer at the University of Coventry and writer and director of a number of award-winning short films, explores the role of the army and NGOs in organizing the camp, the daily lives of the refugees and the evolving relationship between the locals and their new neighbours. Director: Yiannis Koufonikos, Writer: Christy Kelly.
The School of Education and Professional Development will be hosting a screening of the short 45 minute film with a Q&A with Tim Kelly at the end.
UCU Elections 2017
Ballots to elect UCU trustees, the general secretary, vice-president from the higher education sector, honorary treasurer and NEC members (including the NEC casual vacancy, FE North East) opened on 1 February 2017 and close at noon on 1 March 2017.
Take The Survey With A Chance To Win £100 To Spend At John Lewis
The survey has been designed as part of a UCU initiative which seeks to provide improved help and guidance for UCU members in respect to their academic freedom rights and responsibilities. The findings arising from the survey will help the UCU both to develop a new national policy on academic freedom, and to produce appropriate support and training materials concerning academic freedom, for use by UCU members.
Steve Lui, Huddersfield University UCU
UCU joined up with the National Union of Students (NUS) for a mass demonstration in defence of free, accessible and quality further and higher education and to demand an end to privatisation and cuts in universities and colleges. For more information, click here.