Day of action at Goldsmiths College, London – 21/10/2010
October 21, 2010 Leave a comment
James from Golsmiths’ reports: “Last Thursday saw 50-odd Goldsmiths Students gather for a flashmob to protest the announced spending review. The flash mob, held as a mock funeral for Goldsmiths, aimed to show what pulling Government funding for arts and humanities would do to a college like Goldsmiths.
Arfah Farooq, Black and Ethnic Officer for Goldsmiths SU, spoke at the protest of how institutions like Goldsmiths had offered people such as herself the opportunity to study world class subjects such as Media. The Goldsmiths UCU rep, John Wadsworth, pointed out that the cuts would not simply limit higher education to the rich, but would put hundreds of academics and university staff on the dole.
The flash mob was followed by a procession round campus, leaving the Goldsmiths coffin outside the Senior Management Building, who students charge with refusing to support the anti-cuts campaign, and so complicity in the budget cuts.”