21 May 2019, with Jo McNeill and Jo Grady (Matt Waddup was unavailable to to family commitments). With apologies for sound and video quality – this had to be recorded via a laptop webcam after the technology in the room failed.
(Please note that this is temporarily hosted on a personal YouTube account so we could make it available quickly. We’ll move it when time allows.)
UCU Edinburgh branch committee would like to take this opportunity to clarify the situation in relation to the event taking place on campus on 6th February. The Future of Higher Education and UCU: UCU General Secretary Election Hustings is being held as one of four such events across Scotland over 6th-7th February.
For the avoidance of doubt, these have not been organised by UCU Edinburgh, UCU Scotland or UCU nationally and we are unable to answer any queries about them. Please address any questions you have to the event organisers.
Individuals and groupings within UCU are at liberty to organise independent events as they so choose. We do not seek to make any recommendations for or against.
The branch committee did discuss the possibility of holding a hustings but decided that, within available time and resources, this was not feasible. If you are interested in us doing this for future elections, please let us know. If you can volunteer to assist, even better.
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