An Emergency General Meeting was held on Tuesday 9th October 2018 to honour a petition launched by, and signed by over 100 students during the summer period. The meeting was also organised to address concerns raised by the student body regarding the current student experience following announcements by the University to cut staff numbers.
During the meeting Senior Managers from the University, and local Trade Union leaders were invited to present to students in attendance on current developments, and to answer questions from the students.
Following presentations our students voted with an overwhelming majority for the following motions:
The University of Bradford Union of Students supports UCU and Unison in their motion of NO CONFIDENCE in the Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Cantor. There must be an immediate leadership change.
The University of Bradford Union is to campaign for the University of Bradford Senior Management Team to cease and review all planned staff (including student staff) cuts and to enter discussions with the trade unions to stop any strikes.
The UBU Executive Team to campaign for the University of Bradford's Senior Management Team to ensure that there is representation of the student voice at every level of the university's governance and decision-making structures. UBU Officers to give feedback to students through UBU Council and UBU General Meetings.
For the University of Bradford's Council and the University of Bradford's Senior Management Team to recognise fully the Student's Union and all Campus Trade Unions as key stakeholders, and to involve and engage with those stakeholders in development of future strategies from the inception phase of strategic planning and service re-design, including the process of Vice-Chancellor recruitment. The Union to campaign to change the strategy immediately.
Lookout for further developments on the UBU website.