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Conference on Points Based Immigration ULU Malet Street
Following a growing mobilisation against the Point-Based Immigration System, and the announcement of an upcoming cap on non-EEA/UK students (as well as the current cap on tier 1 and 2 affecting academics), a conference will be organised on the future of academia. It is important at this time of combined funding cuts and increased populist policies on immigration to combine our efforts and thoughts to find ways to fight this alarming situation. The conference is free; register here
Why are we opposing the Points Based System for Immigration?
We feel these rules are unwarranted, undemocratic and unfair. We feel they destroy the relationship of trust between staff and students, represent a threat to academic freedom, are discriminatory and shut down international dialogue and exchange.
See our motion on noncompliance, which was adopted at the 2009 UCU Congress.
New Report from the Manifesto Club
Minutes of the 8 Feb PBSI
You can see them here.
Keep up with the campaign
Minutes from previous meetings
Minutes from the 13 January meeting available here.
Minutes from the meeting on the 2nd of December available here.
Spread the word
Download our poster for the 8 February event.
Get your t-shirts! They're £5 for staff and free for students. The ones for staff read 'we are not border agents', and for students read 'students, not suspects'. To order a t-shirt, email Kirsten at email@example.com with your size and preference (student or staff), and if you're a member of staff, please arrange payment with Kirsten.
What you can do:
Sign the Manifesto Club's petition for visiting artists and academics here
Download and endorse this statement against PBSI, put up where it will be visible (your office door, bulletin boards, etc.) and send a photocopy to the Students' Union office.
Get your department to support the following statement (now endorsed by CCS, Media/Communications and Visual Cultures)
If you don't work or study at Goldsmiths, download this statement and adapt for your workplace! Let's spread this everywhere!
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