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Cambridge University Stands Up week starts TOMORROW! This is a week where CUSU and the five autonomous campaigns (Women's Campaign, iCUSU, Disabled Students' Liberation Campaign and the Black Students' Campaign) come together to organise a week of events and campaigns celebrating equality and diversity and standing up against discrimination, stigma and prejudice. This year, we have Athene Donald (the University Gender Equalities Champion) speaking about the challenges that face women in the University, "Bloody Unfair", CUSU LBGT's campaign against the blood donation ban on homosexual men, the Black Students' Campaign Great Debate, and much, much more.
(CUSU Student Support Officer)
13th November - 20th November
Cambridge University Stands Up is a week of events and activities to celebrate and explore diversity in the Cambridge community and beyond.
Every year, CUSU organises a week of events, training and campaigns called Cambridge University Stands Up. The LBGT Campaign, Black Students' Campaign, Disabled Students' Liberation Campaign, Women's Campaign and iCUSU all join up with CUSU to celebrate the value of equality and diversity in the student community and beyond and stand up against discrimination, stigma, prejudice and bigotry. This year, we have Athene Donald (the University Gender Equalities Champion) speaking about the challenges that face women in the University, "Bloody Unfair", CUSU LBGT's campaign against the blood donation ban on homosexual men, the Black Students' Campaign Great Debate, and much, much more.
We have two campaign focuses in CU Stands Up Week: launching the Cambridge Equalities Survey on 20th November, to find out the problems, challenges and successes that face the diverse student community and Cambridge and how we can proactively move towards equality for all in our community; secondly, we want to explore and oppose the way in which the cuts to the higher education budget and increase in tuition fees will affect our efforts to promote equality and diversity throughout the University.
This week will be an opportunity for us all to learn more about the diversity and equality issues that face Cambridge students; and an opportunity to campaign on to change this University. We will only succeed in making the Cambridge experience an equal experience for all with YOUR efforts.
Take action for equality with a week of events and activities to celebrate and explore diversity in the Cambridge community and beyond. Throughout this week, we challenge you to stand up for what you believe in, and make it happen!
Email standsup @ cusu.cam.ac.uk for more information and to join the email list.
Monday 15th November:
The LBGT Bloody Unfair Campaign will be raising awareness of the lifetime ban on men who've had sex with men donating blood, and the 12 month ban on females who have had sex with men who have had sex with men.
Chris Ward - 5-6pm @ the Beves Room, King's College; Chris Ward is a leading figure in the Lib Dems Against the Blood Ban and will be sharing his thoughts and perspectives on the issue.
"Bloody Unfair" Consultation Meeting with CUSU LBGT - 6-7pm @ the Beves Room, King's College. The LBGT campaign will be meeting to discuss how we can take this campaign further and how people can get involved.
Think Outside the Box - 7pm @ the Beves Room, King's College. This is a chance to get find out about the Think Outside The Box Campaign which seeks to reduce the degree to which we are forced into the two 'boxes' of 'Male' and 'Female' both for those who's gender does not fall in these categories and for everyone who does not want to be defined by their gender. The meeting will consist of an introduction to the campaign and then a chance to plan ahead. For more information go to www.lbgt.cusu.cam.ac.uk/think.
"A Bloody Hard Pub Quiz": 8pm @ the Cow; pub quiz themed on the blood ban campaign.
"A Bloody Good Night": Rendezvous, 9:30 pm, @ the Cow - this week's LBGT night will be themed on the blood ban campaign - come along with your most creative costumes to highlight the issues!
Wednesday 17th November
Black Students' Campaign: Engineers careers event, Engineering Department - Oatley Meeting Room
3:45 - 5:15pm.
Mental Health Network: 6pm Antony Low Building, Clare College; Mental Health Network provides a supportive and understanding environment for people to share and support each other, as well as being an opportunity to campaign on mental health issues. Tea and biscuits are provided.
Disabled Students' Liberation Campaign Open Meeting: 8pm, Antony Low Building, Clare College: Social space from 7:30 pm: a great opportunity to get involved in the campaign and discuss issues.
Thursday 18th November:
LBGT Speak! (Equality and Diversity Department): 12:30, the Pitt Building, Trumpington Street. A free lunch with speakers from Stonewall and the one of the University's Equalities Champions, Dr. Nick Bampos.
Disabled Students' Liberation Campaign: Accessible Ents Meeting - 4pm, Knox Shaw Room, Sidney Sussex College. A lot of people have commented how most ents in Cambridge are very loud, very alcholol fueled, dark and without stepfree access and therefore inaccessible to them. If you'd like to see some different ents organised by CUSU aimed at being accessible to all (including those with social anxiety) then come along to this meeting at 5pm which will be a chance to discuss what people would like to see happen and also to have a nice cup of tea and biscuits. Please bring your own mug/mugs to share. Alternatively there is a accessible ents announce list at https://lists.cam.ac.uk/ mailman/listinfo/cusu- accessibleents-announce and a discussion list at https://lists.cam.ac.uk/ mailman/listinfo/cusu- accessibleents-discuss.
"Self defining as disabled: A positive thing?": 7pm, Knox Shaw Room, Sidney Sussex College. This will be a discussion of stigma around disability and how self-defining as disabled can be positive for people with all types of disabilities from mental health impairments to mobility impairments and specific learning difficulties to name a few followed by the film Snow Cake, based around an autistic character, starting around 8:30pm.
Friday 19th November:
Women's Campaign: Athene Donald - 5:30pm @ The Cambridge Union.
The Great Debate - Black Students' Campaign: 8pm, Keynes Room, King's College. THE GREAT DEBATE is the BIGGEST ever NATIONWIDE TOUR of UK Universities targeted at black students. Set during Black History Season, the tour
sets the scene for powerful and thought provoking discussion around topics that affect the this particular community and the UK as a whole. Each debate will have a strong panel ...of experts that will help to Educate, Empower and inspire Expression...
Topics include: Education, Youth Justice, Faith Politics, the Economy and much more ...
Saturday 20th November:
Love Music, Hate Racism: 9pm, venue TBC.
Student Support Officer
Cambridge University Students' Union & Graduate Union
Student Advice Service
01223 333313 (Phone)
01223 761690 (Direct)
07999 859940 (Student Support Phone; 9am - 7pm)
Saturday, 20th November, at 20:00.
Jesus College Chapel, Cambridge.
Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 99 (Hob. 1/99),
Ludwig van Beethoven: E-flat wind septet (Op. 20),
Igor Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks.
£4; £2 concessions; £1 Jesus students, Fellows and staff. Tickets may be bought either on the door, or in advance at the Porters’ Lodge. Seats may also be reserved when buying a ticket.
If anyone wants to swap from standard accomodation to the £19 upgraded accomodation with me please let me know ASAP! My email is hmw...@cam.ac.uk and number is 07581484036. Thanks.
We’re aware that there are ongoing problems with the Library wifi service and we share students’ frustrations. We are working to resolve these issues and I thought it would be a good idea to explain the situation at present.
We’ve replaced the Library access point (which provides the wifi signal in the Library) with a new, more powerful and more robust device. This is in line with a new wifi solution which will eventually be college-wide.
Sadly, in the Library we’re still experiencing problems with wifi reliability. To this end I’ve moved the access point to a new location and we’re monitoring it closely. We’re hoping this will resolve the issue but please be assured that we are dedicated to making the service work reliably for everyone’s benefit. Meanwhile thanks for your patience and support.
I have 4 tickets for the England v New Zealand test match this Saturday at Twickenham, 2.30pm kick-off. Email me if you're interested in watching some live world class rugby. Cheers, Rob.
Hellooo, I seem to have lost a blue small ringbinder with lots of Paper 8 HPS stuff in it, and also chanel foundation and a lancome bronzer.
If anyone has picked them up/seen them please let me know :)
If anyone has seen a black cardigan from J Crew I would love to have it back! Lost walking through college from the bar on Wednesday night I think. Thanks.
This is a public meeting for public education, a call out to university students, sixth form students, cleaners, administrative staff, lecturers and fellows and anyone who does not accept the Browne Review - anyone who believes that the future of education is greater than just another arena for the free market to expand its operations - anyone who believes that education should be accessible to all - anyone who believes that education expands the collective horizons of society immeasurably.
This is an open meeting. Unlike the politicians, who impose these disasterous cuts from above in order to protect the financial system which has created this mess, we will work together and listen to each other to fight for a free and fair education system for the benefit of all society, not profit.
Come armed with ideas, and come armed with ideals: they’re our
<<spread FAR and WIDE>>
WHO IS EDUCATION FOR?
The high-profile Browne Review of Higher Education Funding proposes that Universities should be able to charge unlimited fees – lifting the current cap of £3,290. This goes hand-in-hand with the slashing of university funding- handing over higher education to the private sector.
This will narrow the aim of education to profit and destroy opportunity for all. Indeed, the Browne Review tells us that education is for the privileged and for profit.
The plans laid out by the business-dominated Review (chaired by former BP CEO Lord Browne) have been called “the final nail in the coffin of affordable higher education” by the University and College Union.
In the short-term, government cuts in spending will result in closed departments, fewer teachers, less facilities, less supervisions, less books and a drought in research funding.
Cambridge University is not exempt – in recent years, students have successfully resisted University plans to close the Portuguese and Architecture departments. We will encounter these attempts to cut our education again – but this time, far more severely. An ‘efficiency savings’ working group has already been created by the University. The English department are cutting by 20%, and the MML faculty has enacted a hiring freeze.
Future students will be paying up to £36K in tuition fees. This will
price many students out of higher education, create a two-tiered
system based on money rather than intelligence and lock graduates into years of debt.
For society as a whole, this represents the continuation of a policy
of privatising the education sector. High fees and slashed public
funding will only entrench inequality and give corporations even more control over every aspect of our lives for a quick buck.
WHAT CAN WE DO?
If we do not resist now, this will represent the end of public
education. The UCU (the lecturers’ and post-grads’ union), the
National Union of Students and the Cambridge University Students’ Union are all gearing up to fight the cuts and protect our education and society – but we need a mass movement to be successful.
We must plan, organise, create and dissent in together with all those campaigning for a free and fair education system for the benefit of all society, not profit.
Organise in your JCRs, MCRs and faculties. Contact your teachers to find out what they are doing. Talk to your friends and co-students.
I need 3 tickets for formal this Friday, please send me an email if you have any I could buy!
Peter Sumner - ps488