Month: June 2020

Message from the Vice-Chancellor to staff

Posted on 30 June 2020 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague, Universities exist to create and disseminate knowledge for the benefit of all. That is at once a clear statement of our purpose and an excessively simplified description of our activity. I hesitate to explore the philosophical ramifications; one could consider at length what we mean by knowledge, whether and how it is created,
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Message from the Vice-Chancellor to staff

Posted on 18 June 2020 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague, I devoted most of my email of 7 May 2020 to the coronavirus crisis, which is what you would expect, but I also made the point that the pandemic does not mean that we should ignore pre-existing matters of great concern such as race equality. Less than three weeks later, on May 25,
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Message from the Vice-Chancellor to staff

Posted on 4 June 2020 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague, In previous emails and videos I have explained that we are in the unfortunate position of having to plan for a large budget deficit in the academic and financial year 2020-21, which begins on 1 August. I want to tell you more about that, what the assumptions are that underlie the thinking and
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Claire Morgan

Message from Pro Vice-Chancellor to students

Posted on 1 June 2020 by Claire Morgan

Dear student, I am writing to keep you updated with the changes we are making in the University in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. I have recently taken on the role of Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students (you can read more about my role here) and it has been a busy few months
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