Tag Archives: Students’ Unions

David Willetts – Minister for Universities and Science – Speaking in Cambridge

David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science. David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science, is speaking in Cambridge this evening, the 3rd of March 2011. The event, described as “an evening with” and a “debate” rather than simply a speech, has been organised by the Cambridge University Scientific Society [...]

Huppert Gagged by Party on Tuition Fees?

Cambridge MP Julian Huppert Earlier this evening I listened to Cambridge MP Julian Huppert speaking on the subject of : “The future of science in Parliament” at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge. During his speech Mr Huppert stated that he had agreed with his chief whip not to talk about tuition fees in public. I tweeted [...]

Regulation of Cambridge University College Accommodation

Murray Edwards College Cambridge – Undergraduate Licence Agreement. The thirty-six colleges of Cambridge University have all, en-masse, decided to withdraw from the Universities UK (UUK) accommodation code of practice. By walking away from this code they have forfeited their exemption from having their accommodation licensed and regulated by Cambridge City Council. According to the UUK’s [...]

The West Cambridge Sports Centre – A Key Issue for Student Voters in City Council Elections

Artist’s impression of how the west Cambridge sports centre could look. On the 25th of March 2010 Cambridge City Council’s Community Services Scrutiny Committee discussed “Open Space and Recreation Projects” which could be funded by contributions made by developers in lieu of providing sufficient facilities when building in the city. During this discussion Labour opposition [...]

Cambridge And Higher Education Cuts

At three minutes to midnight on Thursday, Cambridge City Council got round to discussing the impact of proposed cuts to university funding on Cambridge. By the time the item, towards the end of their full council agenda, was reached many Liberal Democrat councillors had gone home and even the mayor, who was chairing the meeting [...]

Cambridge’s Graduate Union

I was asked by the Student Representative on Cambridge University’s University’s Council and General Board to comment on the status of Cambridge’s Graduate Union. My reply is below: John, Thank you for taking the contents of my previous email into consideration. I’ve given you my thoughts on the points you’ve raised: I have been trying [...]