Sunday, 3 May 2009

No Faith in Humanities

Gair Rhydd, the Cardiff University student newspaper has a lead story on the threat to axe Humanities and Welsh (issue 895, 4 May 2009) by Jamie Thunder.

Nick Yates, Cardiff Students’ Union Education and Welfare Officer, said: “The
Lifelong Learning Centre brings together the local community, University staff,
and students, in an environment where knowledge is king. As a member of Cardiff
University I am proud to be part of an institution that is committed to
community learning by its founding charter.
“This commitment embodies everything that education should be about: fulfilment that benefits both individual learners and the communities in which they live. In this tough economic climate we must act to survive in the present, but we must do all that we can to ensure action today doesn’t threaten our values or our future.”

Read the full story here.
The same issue has an opinion piece in which Robin Morgan argues:

The student body should feel aggrieved and frankly disgusted with
the way in which the entire proposal was carried out – despite it not
personally affecting the majority of them.

Read his article here.

Cardiff students have two representatives on the University Council which decides on 18 May whether to accept or reject the proposal to axe our subjects. They are the Student Union President and Vice-President, Andy Button-Stephens and James Wood. (email and We ask for their support.

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