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Victory in Crichton campus in Glasgow

Issue No. 2066

The campaign to save the Crichton campus of Glasgow university, which is based in Dumfries, has been a success. This is thanks to the protests of the students, unions, staff and a large local campaign.

As a result the Scottish Executive kept its election promise and provided additional resources to Glasgow university – allowing the university to reverse its decision to close the campus.

There are still concerns for Glasgow staff responsible for health and social studies and community learning.

Because the settlement has transferred control of infrastructure to the other institutional partner on the site – Paisley university – the IT and library services are also under particular threat of redundancies.

A UCU lecturers’ union meeting last week at the Crichton campus voted unanimously for a motion to continue the campaign to ensure there are no compulsory redundancies at the site.

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Tue 28 Aug 2007, 18:17 BST
Issue No. 2066
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