From email sent to branch members 6 May 2021
I expect you’ve heard about the Governments latest plans to decimate arts provision in Higher Education – see for example https://www.theguardian.com/education/2021/may/06/plans-for-50-funding-cut-to-arts-subjects-at-universities-catastrophic
A 50% cut to arts funding would be disastrous both across the UK and for this university and our amazing arts schools.
I am writing to urge you to support the Public Campaign for the Arts, see https://www.campaignforthearts.org/petitions/stop-the-50-percent-funding-cut-to-arts-subjects-in-higher-education/ by signing their petition.
Also, the government is holding an extremely short consultation about this, due to end at 23:59 today. You can input to this consultation here:
Please do this if you possibly can.
Please share this widely, including on social media.
University of Leeds UCU President
This page was last updated on 6 May 2021