BBC: Campaign to save deaf studies degree at Bristol Uni
The BBC website today carried an article on this campaign, Campaign to save deaf studies degree at Bristol Uni, and including the text from the TUC emergency motion.
The most notable part was the statement from the university:
The university said the degree was going for academic reasons …
Who decides ‘academic reasons’, and what about diversity in the decision making process? The duty to listen to traditionally excluded groups is a legal requirement. The university as a public service has an obligation to put public money to diverse use.
If you’ve not already done so, you can read the previous public statement from Dr. Mike Gulliver here.