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Willetts

Build, baby, build… nothing new from the VC

Published: 1st Jun, 2018

There was nothing new from President Boyle at Wednesday’s Missive to the Masses. We’ve heard it all before…challenging times ahead, too much expenditure on staff, don’t recover enough research spend, pensions cost too much (ha!) and, as had been revealed the previous day, the University’s league table positions leave something to be desired (having plummeted…

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Letter to David Willetts

Published: 5th Mar, 2018

Dear David Willetts We are writing to ask you to stand down as Chancellor Elect with immediate effect, as an act of good faith in the wider interests of the University of Leicester. As you know, your appointment as Chancellor did not arise as a result of consultation with our university staff or with students. You…

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Our response to David Willetts’ visit

Published: 18th Feb, 2018

At the end of this week, the University of Leicester  released a, at best, bizarre press release exalting the visit of Lord David Willetts to the University of Leicester on Thursday. There is a small reference to the protest held by UCU and students, but we’d like to point out to the University that there were probably…

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Leicester SU Condemn Willetts’s Appointment and Launch Petition

Published: 13th Feb, 2018

Amy Moran, President of Leicester Students’ Union yesterday issued a statement on behalf of the SU expressing deep concern at the appointment of David Willetts and asking the university to think again. The SU has also launched a petition, which UCU is giving its full backing. You can sign and share the students’ union petition…

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