How Are You Feeling?
You are cordially invited to a meeting for collegiate, collaborative conversations and cake!
Open to all UCU members and those thinking of joining
Oastler Building OA6/10, Wednesday 5 July, 2.15 – 4.15
Please drop in to say hello, meet other UCU members and have an informal conversation about what concerns you, what you would like to happen at the University, how you can become part of a community which is supportive and welcoming – or anything else you would like to talk about. Tea, coffee and yummy cake all for FREE!!
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.
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.