Further to Sally Hunt’s recent statement on 15th December 2015 (UCU update: please support London Metropolitan University UCU), Bristol UCU Executive would like to express its solidarity with colleagues at London Metropolitan University and UCU London Met in their efforts to prevent the cuts at their institution.
Having been subjected to several years of upheaval, colleagues at London Met now face yet another round of redundancies and reorganisation, the flagship proposal being the relocation of the Sir John Cass faculty of art, architecture and design (CASS) to Holloway Campus.
In short, shrinking London Met to one campus will mean course cuts, job losses and a cut to student places.
Leading figures from the arts including Sir Nicholas Serota, Lord Rogers, Anish Kapoor and Jeremy Deller have spoken out against the proposal; the university’s student body has condemned management’s strategic plan; the Dean of CASS and Director of CASS Culture have resigned.
Along with UCU nationally, Bristol UCU supports London Met UCU’s opposition to London Met’s current plans and to the ‘save CASS’ campaign.