Swansea University Council to Decide on Future of Modern Languages

The Executive at Swansea University have decided to proceed with the proposed cuts to Modern Languages and are taking the proposals to the University Council next Monday (28/3), leaving colleagues little time to respond.

Please support colleagues at Swansea by writing to express concern about the proposals to Sir Roger Jones, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council, c/o Dr. Martin Lewis, secretary to Council, at m.p.lewis@swansea.ac.uk .
– by signing the petition: http://www.gopetition.com/petition/39117.html

Any other support, such as letters to the press, would also be welcome.

Here is a briefing paper from Modern Languages at Swansea which outlines the situation from their perspective. Further info can also be found on their blog:

http://modernlanguagesatswansea.wordpress.com/

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2 Responses to Swansea University Council to Decide on Future of Modern Languages

  1. Hans J Hahn says:

    I suppose they will go ahead with their cuts and there is nothing we can do. The future for Higher Education in general and for subjects like languages in [particular is very grim. There is no democratic structure left, decisions are taken by managers with an interest in finance alone. No changes are likely, unless we get another student revolution.

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