Monthly Archives: May 2011

Next meeting

The next open meeting of the editorial collective is on Tuesday, 1st November, 5.30pm in the Students’ Union, room MR6 Large on 6th floor. Advertisements

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A Teaching Assistant’s perspective

Teaching Assistants (TAs) here at Bristol are frustrated by a number of things: low pay; pressure to work long hours (and over what we are paid for); having a number of administrative duties, which we are not paid for; working … Continue reading

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Revitalising University democracy

The existing structures of University governance can be important avenues to open up decision-making across the University – if they are valued and re-energised as sites of university democracy. One such site is the University’s Faculty Boards. A recent proposal … Continue reading

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Routinisation of work

There has been much talk about the loss of collegiality to a model of governance in which decisions are taken solely by managers. While support staff had not on the whole been included within this collegiality, there had been some … Continue reading

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A career in academia? ‘Twenty years of schooling and they’ll put you on the day shift’

Fancy a career as a university lecturer? The image of the job certainly used to be seductive: interesting work, developing the minds of eager young students, overseas travel, good pay, high status.  And there was a sense in which reality … Continue reading

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Calling all students!

We the students are key players in building bridges between us and the different Trade Unions. Traditionally a union’s negotiating power comes from its ability to halt its member’s productivity and thereby impede the profits of the bosses (the only … Continue reading

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Issue 01 (May 2011)

Bristol Perspectives May 2011 – Click here to download

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