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Academic Freedom Blog Series #1

'On the Nature of Academic Freedom' Kindly contributed by Professor Dr. Peter-André Alt, President of the German Rectors' Conference. Adapted from a speech given at the CDBU AGM. In early May, the German Rectors’ Conference published two statements. And although both...

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New Blog Series on Academic Freedom Launching Today!

[Image Description: Blue graphic with an image of a yellow megaphone. The text reads: 'The Council for the Defence of British Universities is pleased to announce a new blog series on the subject of academic freedom. We will be publishing regular blogs on the workings...

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News round-up: University staff to be balloted on strike action

UCU has voted to support a motion calling for industrial action over pensions, pay and casualisation, with potential strikes looming before Christmas. Meanwhile, the sector has shown mixed reactions to the sacking of Education Secretary Gavin Williamson in the...

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Why Art?

Words by Dr Jon Hall, senior lecturer at the Open University and CDBU's Company Secretary. “Accessing our creativity is a fantastic way to top up our resilience.”Chief Operating Officer, North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust  Resilience means being able to...

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News round-up: Visa delays hinder students’ year abroad plans

Post-Brexit visa delays have hindered UK students' hopes of studying in Europe, with many reporting that it has become increasingly difficult to obtain appointments at embassies to secure the necessary paperwork. Meanwhile, there has been widespread criticism of the...

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CDBU Position Paper on Academic Freedom

The Council for the Defence of British Universities is pleased to publish its position paper on Academic Freedom brought together by three executive committee members: Dr Kelli Rudolph, Professor Susan Bruce and Professor John Holmwood. The paper articulates the...

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