Tag Archives: Goldsmiths

GUCU Emergency General Meeting

Thursday 31 March
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Council Room, Laurie Grove Baths

1) Next steps in the USS dispute
2) Congress delegates


Goldsmiths in Occupation

21 March 2011
Goldsmiths students occupy management building in solidarity with the lecturers strike. Aims and demands plus press release and messages of solidarity here.

Strike Rallies

Tuesday 22 March 2010 and Thursday 24 March 2010
12:00 pm, Goldsmiths Library

The Students’ Union and the UCU will be holding strike rallies outside the library on Tuesday and Thursday. Do come along and show your support, it will also be an opportunity to hear from the lecturers, and news from other picket lines across the country.


Student Support Meeting

What Can Students Do Next Week to Support Lecturers?
Monday 21 March 2010
6:00 pm, Stephen Lawrence Room, Goldsmiths SU

This meeting has been called to discuss how students can offer practical help on the strike days.


Goldsmiths Staff to Strike

In Defense of Pensions, Pay and Jobs
22 March 2010 and 24 March 2010

Hundreds of members of UCU, the union for lecturers and academic support staff, at Goldsmiths, University of London will be on strike on Tuesday 22 March and Thursday 24 March in a row over changes to pension schemes, jobs losses and pay cuts.

Strike action will kick off at Goldsmiths, along with dozens of other English universities, on Tuesday 22 March as members of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) take action in defence of their pensions. They will then strike, as part of the UK-wide action over pensions, jobs and pay on Thursday 24 March. This will be the first national strike in higher education for five years and takes place two days before the TUC’s central London ‘March for the alternative’.

Photos 22 March


The Other Survey: Mapping Goldsmiths Workshop

An Open Invitation to All Students and Staff at Goldsmiths
Tuesday 15 March 2011
5:oo pm – 7:00 pm, NAB 326

The drastic cuts to university funding, tripling of student fees and ongoing ‘restructuring’ of higher education have been accompanied by an insistent language of measurement, evaluation and competition. Intensifying tendencies that we’ve been living with, and enacting, for some years, the university is being formatted as an institution in which the “student-consumer” is asked to rank “service providers”, and where artificially scarce resources are to be allocated according to competitive pressures, in line with principles that are indifferent or antithetical to a transformative conception of learning, and to non-instrumental relationships between those who teach, study and work in universities.

The project that we are trying to build starts from the idea that we can’t allow knowledge about the university to be colonised by student surveys, league tables, and indicators of financial performance. Rather, we should perhaps reflect on how little we know about how the institution works, how power is distributed within it and what the economic, emotional and existential realities of the “student experience” are, including how Goldsmiths relates to its local, national and global environments.

In this workshop we would like to begin this process of collective reflection, dialogue and mapping using it to improvise a participatory project on university life. Come along with your questions, stories and ideas so that we can start to sketch out the experiences of students, teachers and workers who are a part of the College and explore what
other visions and practices of the university we might develop.


Put Students First

Protest To Defend International Students
Friday 11 March 2011
1:00 pm, Deptford Town Hall

Gather at DTH on Friday afternoon to protest college compliance with student surveillance under PBSI.

International students at Goldsmiths are currently under siege. Under the Points Based Immigration System, students must register and re-register regularly through an awkward and unreliable online system. Some are now at imminent risk of being withdrawn from their studies – or even deported to their home countries.

Students Not Suspects, in conjunction with the Goldsmiths Student Union and Goldsmiths UCU, are demanding an immediate freeze to the registration process until all students can be verifiably contacted. But we also demand that colleges and universities put students first, and actively oppose the use of higher education as an arm of the border police.

Goldsmiths plans to hand over student information to the UK Border Agency this Friday. PLEASE JOIN US AT THE DEMO TO SHOW SMT THAT WE WON’T COMPLY WITH THE CRIMINALISATION OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS.