Extend the consultation period of the IAA merger review
  • Petitioned The University of Birmingham

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The University of Birmingham

Extend the consultation period of the IAA merger review

    1. Dave Glenwright
    2. Petition by

      Dave Glenwright

      Birmingham, United Kingdom

We, the undersigned, believe that whilst the review and consultation process of the proposed Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity (IAA) merger with the School of History & Cultures is in keeping with the rules and regulations of the university, it is still of an unsatisfactory standard for the students of both schools involved. The 90-day consultation has been started at a time when many students have already returned home for the summer break, and the commencement of the consultation was not announced to all implicated students until after lobbying by student representatives. The consultation is due to end before the start of the 2012/13 academic year, and as such will come to an end before undergraduate students return to the university.

We therefore formally request that the consultation be extended to Week 4 of the 2012/13 academic year. This will not only enable all students of both the IAA and School of History & Cultures to be fully consulted, but it will give the student representatives the time they need to effectively carry out their duties.

This is not a petition against the proposals of the review, but rather a petition to ensure fair and transparent consultation for students at the University of Birmingham.

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    • James Stockton BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      I studied Classics myself and feel to merge the IAA denies the individuality of constituent subjects.

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    • Felicity Crimes BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      Second Year Classical Literature and Civilisation Student at UoB. The review has been managed really badly, a huge amount of misinformation has occurred, and not enough thought or consideration has been employed in making this decision.

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    • George Derbyshire BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      Ancient Hisotry and Archaeology Student and Student Representative for The Beeches Student Accomodation

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    • ben golding DUNMOW, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      IAA student at UoB

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    • Thomas Creedy GUILDFORD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      As a friend of an archaeology student, and a recent graduate from a university that has done similar things, I happily sign to raise awareness

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