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@QM_SBCS everything kicks off at 12 today in fact. @QMUL LGBTQ+ staff and allies join us at Mile End for an afternoon of celebration and scholarship for #LGBTHM Please come down if you can! @QMULBartsTheLon @Ed_Dev_QMUL @qmul_ihse @QMUL_ResStaff @QMSU @QMULnews @QMULAlumni

Check out @HelenBintley’s Tweet:

This event will be in an interactive, conversational style in which we will highlight perspectives from activists, students and academics, and encourage interaction and new connections to develop both new knowledge and practice. We encourage researchers, teachers, students and activists to attend. The event is free and open to all, but registration is required. Please register by Friday 15th March 2019.

It seems to me that accommodation costs may well be the next big issue for students in HE - given the increasing costs, and increasing profit for commercial providers.  This has been covered quite well in the Guardian and other media recently.  The Guardian has now covered another side of the issue - the effects on communities of housing being taken over for student housing.  While there is some anti-student hype - I think there is a real issue here which adds to the complexity of any political action.

Nothing new here of course - the development of universities has a history of town-gown riots and issues going back to the start .  

Cambridge students put forward an alternative decolonial reading list see

Check out @katforrester’s Tweet:

You can read Indigenous and Decolonizing Studies in Education, edited by Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Eve Tuck + K. Wayne Yang in its entirety at the following link for the next 60 days (until Oct 21)!  Cover art by Lisa Boivin

Cover for Indigenous and Decolonizing Studies in Education--artwork by Lisa Boivin called Hawk Medicine

Just before the dawn of the new academic year, we - academics, students and staff - will join together to reflect on the legacy and potential of the collective action we began in March 2018. Many of us will recall the Volunteer University established to provide 'time', 'space' and 'coffee', so that we, the university, could meet off campus and discuss a range of issues with each other and the wider community.

Anyone going to this?

From the Sound Lab

In February and March, many Universities across the United Kingdom were affected by the largest wave of industrial action to hit the sector for many years. For this episode of the Global Lab, we spoke to Tony Brown and Sean Wallis from UCL's University and College Union branch about why the strikes took place.

To give you a sense of what it felt like to be out on the streets during the dispute, we conducted interviews on the picket line and made binaural audio recordings of the two marches that took place in central London during the strikes.

Binaural recordings are recorded using two microphones to create the illusion of a 3D soundscape. Best listened to on headphones…

Produced by Valerio Signorelli and Duncan Hay
---Released by:The Global LabRelease date:20 June 2018The Sound of the Strikes by The Global Lab is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.

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