QMUCU demands an immediate halt to face-to-face teaching, one week suspension of classes for preparation, union inclusion in response groups.
University grants for the poorest students have been abolished by the Tory Government. Using an obscure Commons committee, the measure was sneaked through without a Commons debate. Up to now … Continue reading Uni Grants Cut – Fewer Part-Time Students
In mid-April, colleagues in SBCS learned whether they were “at risk” of redundancy. As expected, 20 people are being affected by the restructuring. 11 posts are “at risk” while 9 … Continue reading SBCS Restructuring: The Impact on Teaching
Having learned more about the incredibly destructive “restructuring” of Queen Mary, Richard Horton, the editor of The Lancet has this to say: Queen Mary recently joined the Russell Group of … Continue reading “University Leaders are Destroying QM”
At the request of UCU representatives, Queen Mary’s Principal, Simon Gaskell, visited the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences to hear the deep concerns of staff and students at the … Continue reading QM Principal’s Cavalier Remarks on Teaching ‘Risk’ and Research in SBCS
The following motion was passed at QMSU’s Council meeting on 28 February. 12.0 Protecting the teaching of students in SBCS Proposer: Oscar Williamson (Vice President Education and Welfare) Seconder: Ozzy … Continue reading SBCS: QMSU Respond
In a little over one week, over 1,300 academics, scientists and current and former students of SBCS from around the world have signed our petition calling for a halt to … Continue reading Current and Former Students Respond to SBCS Restructuring Proposals
QM’s student newspaper, QMessenger, has been commendably alert to the threat to students’ education posed by management plans for the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences. Two weeks ago it … Continue reading SBCS in the Student Press
Last Friday, the Head of School in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (SBCS) – the department currently threatened with massive restructuring and the loss of over a quarter … Continue reading UCU protests effort to silence academics over restructuring
The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (SBCS) at Queen Mary, University of London is under grave threat from a massive and poorly-thought-out management restructuring. The proposals risk sacking nearly … Continue reading Save SBCS!