Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Free University!

On behalf of Aber Students Against Cuts, we would like to invite you to
the Free University this coming Friday at the Morlan Centre. Although this
is being planned to coincide with the UCU strike taking place at the
University, we are extending the invitation to all members of University
staff. The programme of events will be running between 10am and 6:30pm
(more details are attached), so please come along when you can.

Many of those on strike will spend the duration of it at home, reading
student essays or writing academic papers. Even when on strike, there is
an imperative to participate in the increasingly bureaucratized practices
of the University. We ask you to come along to the Morlan Centre this
Friday to explore the alternative. This event will be a chance to discuss,
in the company of students, non-academic staff and local residents, the
impact of the latest funding cuts on the University and the wider

The day will be run around three main themes:

1)    “What is Free Education? What Are Our Aspirations for Higher Education?”

2)    “The Economics of Cuts: Is There An Alternative?”

3)    “Campaigning Beyond the University: Are We All In This Together?”

There will also be a discussion session at 1pm on the topic entitled

“Effective Campaigning Against Cuts” attended by Mark Williams MP and Elin
Jones AM as well as representatives of UCU and the student Guild.

For any queries or suggestions, please email

We hope to see you there.

Aber Students Against Cuts.

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