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Development of Rusham Park Raises Questions of Sustainability at the University

Izzi Vaughan | Editor in Chief Contractors Balfour Beatty were announced on the 31st March as the preferred bidder for the development of Rusham Park as a new student village for Royal Holloway, as well as day to day management of George Eliot Hall. The land, next to the Sport’s Centre, is to be developed into ‘affordable but high-quality living, social and amenity spaces for … Continue reading Development of Rusham Park Raises Questions of Sustainability at the University

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Palestine General Strike: 18th May 2021

Izzi Vaughan | Editor in Chief Today marks a general strike and day of action across occupied Palestine, which will disrupt all economic and commercial activity in Jerusalem, the occupied West Bank, Gaza and Palestinian communities inside Israel as well as the occupied Syrian Golan Heights. As of yesterday at least 192 people, including 58 children, have been killed in the Gaza Strip in the … Continue reading Palestine General Strike: 18th May 2021

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RHUL UCU Concern for Classroom Recordings

Izzi Vaughan | Editor in Chief A Royal Holloway UCU Working Group have raised concerns on the use of classroom recordings for the wellbeing, safety and teaching experience of both staff and students. I spoke to them about their concerns and the impacts of classroom recordings. The biggest concern raised by UCU staff was that the classroom would no longer remain a safe space. In … Continue reading RHUL UCU Concern for Classroom Recordings

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Sarah Everard in Memoriam: On Policing Violence

Izzi Vaughan | Editor in Chief Last night on Clapham Common mourners and protesters gathered for Sarah Everard, a 33 year old woman murdered while she was walking home from her friend’s house at around 9pm on March 3rd. 48 year old Police Officer Wayne Couzens has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Several hundred people gathered on Clapham common to pay Tribute to Sarah … Continue reading Sarah Everard in Memoriam: On Policing Violence

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RHUL Staff Face Potential Pay Freeze

Izzi Vaughan | Editor in Chief Royal Holloway UCU has recommended a vote to reject the UCEA’S (Universities and Colleges Employers Association) latest offer with regards to their fight for fair pay and improved working conditions. After the UCU called for a minimum wage of £10.50 an hour for staff (with Retail Price Index plus 5%, to account for inflation), an end to the universities … Continue reading RHUL Staff Face Potential Pay Freeze

College Council Withdraws Proposal to Remove Elections of Staff Members

Izzi Vaughan | Editor in Chief In an ongoing UCU dispute at Royal Holloway and across the country, the College Council put forward a proposal to scrap elections and cut the number of Staff Members from six to four. In a recent development, the College Council has dropped the proposal to remove elections for Staff Members. The proposal to cut the number of staff members … Continue reading College Council Withdraws Proposal to Remove Elections of Staff Members

RHUL Staff Voice Threatened Amid Ongoing UCU Dispute

Izzi Vaughan | Editor in Chief A proposal threatening Royal Holloway staff involvement on the College Council has been put forward by the Council Effectiveness Review. The proposal seeks to change the number of positions held by directly elected staff from six to four, and suggests that as independent members are appointed following an interview process, the same appointment process should be used for staff … Continue reading RHUL Staff Voice Threatened Amid Ongoing UCU Dispute