RETHINK THE RESTRUCTURE NOW

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SITUATION

Recently, we have been informed about the restructure of Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon. The plans, which have not been consulted in any way with CCW students or the Students’ Union, include, among other measures:

-Immediate cuts to seven research jobs. meaning that PhD students could lose their supervisors.
-Changes to management structure: moving from Deans of Colleges to subject Deans. Which could mean course reps having to travel to a different site for meetings, and students​ having less contact with the Dean. as well as hiring a fourth Dean and establishing more management posts.
-Implied cuts to smaller and specialist courses which are subsidised by the university
-Changes to the use of space, potentially meaning less studio space and students having to travel across sites to access the resources we need.

Let's make it clear, we are not against change. But reforms should be discussed with and benefit students and staff. We are not confident that the current restructure represents our best interests, given that the plans were hidden from students for as long as possible.

KEY DEMANDS

 

-No cuts to research
-Keep all workshops and technicians
-Not any more Deans
-Democracy – Student consultations and public (to students) meetings
-Real Diversity – tackle attainment gaps and retaining students
-Diversify the curriculum/internationalise the curriculum in order to reflect better the student body.
-No corporate language/values
-More support for International Students

WHY YOU MATTER

Help amazing researchers, teachers and technicians keep their jobs.

By signing this petition, as every single signature counts help CCW improve democratically responding to the needs of its students. Help each one of us to create the best environment possible for a critical and inclusive approach to art institutions nowadays. Show support, change is on its way, let us make it powerful and truly relevant.

LINKS

-Restructure Video, the true meaning 

-Why research matters, video by CCW students 

-Student Union open letter 

-Article: UAL students occupy chelsea against restructuring and job cuts 

 



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