Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Parents and staff rally to save their nursery

Staff and students of London Metropolitan University rallied yesterday to save their nursery at Hornsey Road.

Parents were with their children carrying balloons that read 'I love my nursery', and staff held placards reading 'Save our Nursery'.

Members of both trade unions, UNISON and UCU, called for the Vice Chancellor to keep the nursery open, and hundreds more signatures on the petition were collected.

The group chanted: "What do we want? To save our Nursery! When do we want it? Now!"

The petition, with close to a thousand signatures collected in the last few weeks, was handed in to the Vice Chancellor's office. Representatives of London Met UNISON branch are meeting this morning to discuss alternative proposals on keeping the nursery open.

See here (film) and here for background and read comments on the online petitition here. More photos of the rally below:







6 comments:

  1. Please read my blog and pass it to friends in London Met

    http://robslackblog.blogspot.com/

    ALSO, Please forward the following to London Met staff (esp in Business School)

    >>Books Written By Humphrey Shaw, Lecturer, London Metropolitan University<<

    Humphrey Shaw has written several books on Accounting and Finance. One is called “Strategic Financial Management” ISBN 1854500422. IT IS HIDEOUS and it is being used by students (Feb 2010).There are conceptual, technical, definitional, computational, grammatical and lexical errors.

    The book is UTTERLY GRUESOME*. Shaw IS UTTERLY INCOMPETENT.

    {*In chapter 7 alone I counted over 50 errors..in just 10 pages. One of the errors is the title, “Risk Management”. The chapter contains nothing on that subject (but it does discuss women's skirts and a total of probabilities = 1.6!! ). This chapter alone proves he is an idiot. [before you get uppity, Humphrey, ask someone who understands basic statistics (so not Tutti Frutti) to check].}

    THE NONSENSE IS MASSIVELY BEYOND HUMAN IMAGINATION.

    Shaw has been teaching the subject for 20+ years at London Metropolitan university.

    The linear programming (Ch9 Str. Fin. Mangt.)) looks like the mindless ramblings of an imbecile. My sister's cat's testicles could do better! [get it checked, Humphrey. Again , not by Tutti Frutti]

    The rest of the book is just as bad, page after page of drivelling mindless nonsense.

    Why is a MAN WITH WEAK MATHS. SKILLS & NO FINANCE QUALIFICATION TEACHING FINANCE [which is mathematical. His membership of The ASSOC. CORPORATE TREAURERS, MCT, was NOT by examination ( he slipped in before they required that. How???) so it means nothing. ]?

    Why does he teach “RESEARCH METHODS” with NO RESEARCH EXPERIENCE? (He wrote a Ph.D. Thesis 15 years ago. He will not allow me to BUY a COPY from Swansea University, not even through Ethos.BL . He barred access after I pointed out I had seen a lot of copied material in some of his books. It is surprising that someone whose English is so weak (it is dreadful) as Shaw's has written a Ph.D. Thesis. WHY WILL YOU NOT ALLOW ME TO READ IT, Humphrey? What do you not want me to see?

    Several professional reviewers have written SCATHING REVIEWS of Shaw's books. One reviewer (a professional accountant and university lecturer) said one of the books had about 2,000 errors.
    The University has shown no concern.

    Why is Shaw. with no understanding of Finance, allowed teach on Finance Master's programmes ? Why have managers (Incl. Jean Fawcett and Bob Morgan, both fully aware) ignored the problems.

    STUDENTS ARE ENTITLED TO ANSWERS FROM THE VICE CHANCELLOR. HE IS FULLY AWARE OF THE MATTERS ABOVE.
    SO TOO ARE HEFCE*, WHO ARE DERELICT.

    Some years ago, many people told blatant lies to support Shaw's books: Frank Blewett, Stuart Cole, Denise Naylor, Sue Tootoonchian(? below ) . Jean Fawcett acted to defend Shaw, as did Paul Joyce and Brian Roper. Lyn Link acted to prevent me exposing corruption. Others colluded**. [Blewett wrote, and told, many vile and vicious lies to hide his gross negligence over many years. He organised the group of liars. Was he led by someone even more vile?

    Rob Slack February 2010 slack.rob@hotmail.co.uk

    *HEFCE allocate billions of pounds of taxpayers money to universities; They have known about the problem for over 10 years. THEY ARE KNOWINGLY ALLOWING MISUSE OF TAXPAYERS FUNDS.

    (?) Perhaps not Toots. Maybe she read the drivel without realising; after all, it is all about maths., statistics and economics.

    **e.g. Shaw co-wrote a book with Sally Messenger (for Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure students). It is massively & obviously flawed, containing hundreds of errors. Was it recommended by a UNL lecturer? I'll check the notes from a meeting.

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