Thursday, 5 February 2009

Times Higher Ed: "Hundreds rally to fight cuts at London Met"

Times Higher Education also covered our lobby last week. The media certainly took note of our protest - just a shame the Board of Governors at London Met apparently chose to ignore us...

05 February 2009

By Rebecca Attwood

Students, staff, MPs urge support for institution in wake of Hefce clawback. Rebecca Attwood reports

Hundreds of staff and students have protested against the potential loss of as many as 500 jobs at London Metropolitan University.

The rally took place as the university's governors met last week to discuss the Higher Education Funding Council for England's plan to claw back millions of pounds in funding that London Met has been overpaid owing to problems with the university's data on student dropouts.

Jeremy Corbyn, Labour MP for Islington North, has launched an early day motion arguing that the scale of cuts throws the future viability of the university into doubt and undermines efforts to widen participation.

Read the rest here: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=405287&c=1

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