Congatulations to Vivien Lambert for their winning design! Expect to see it rolled out very soon ready for the next academic year.
Hello! So we have moved offices for a month while the University do some building work... We are now in Room C131 temporarily. Our reception can be found in the Quad at the main University reception. Thank you!
To see the full list of winners from the MDX & MUSU Student Awards please follow the link :)
Detailed election results available here : https://www.musuelections.com/results/ click each round to see how the vote unfolded. Multiple candidate elections not included at this time.”
MUSU MARCHES AGAINST PRIVATISATION
MUSU marches against privatisation locally
On Saturday, 23rd of March, there is a march against privatisation of public services in Barnet. Many residents and students in Barnet think that this is ideologically driven and will not improve service delivery standards. Our students' union, being the only HE university students' union is Barnet, is strongly opposed to this onslaught of privatisation. Until now, the pavements we walk on and many other similar services are run by public authority, not for profit. The moment it comes under a business firm for profit, it is highly probable that it will cut corners and give a bad service to people living in this borough, which includes thousands of our students as well. A recent example was a programme called 'Your choice Barnet', which ran for profit. It cut wages of workers and compromised with the service of disabled people in the borough. Therefore, I would encourage students to join the march.
We are gathering at Finchley Central tube station at 11am and then marching to Friern Barnet Community Library.
Here is a link for further details. http://barnetalliance.org/2013/03/11/barnet-spring-support-so-far/
"I am delighted to know that Alfie Meadows, one of our alumni, has been cleared of violent disorder in the retrial on March 8. Alfie represents not only Middlesex students but students from all Higher Education sector, who felt betrayed by the Conservative - Liberal Democrat government as their fees were tripled. It was an unprecedented rise in fees, a deliberate attempt to marketise education, ignoring the public benefit it provides in wider society. I am proud to say that I study at a university where Alfie studied and campaigned rightly against fees rise and cuts. I wish him my best wishes to follow on the course of justice against the brutal treatment he received."
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Shreya Paudel, Middlesex University Students' Union President
Over the last 48 hours students of Middlesex University have been voting on whether or not to introduce a ‘No Platform’ policy to prohibit hate speakers from using the students’ union as a platform to incite hatred.
The result is that a majority of 73% voted in favour as part of a record breaking Referendum Turnout of 818.
MUSU president Shreya Paudel said "I am delighted that students have joined me in voting to support having a no platform policy, this will allow us to balance freedom of speech with freedom from harm. I am absolutely clear that MUSU stands against, Racism, Fascism, Islamaphobia, Anti-Semitism, Homophobia and incitement to sexual violence.
By passing this vote today students have given me and my team a clear mandate to act and we will ensure that in the future MUSU remains a safe space for every student, free from prejudice and fear.
This is a historic day for the student union and I would like to thank every single student who took the time to vote."
The Students’ Union Trustee board will now carry out the actions asked for by the referendum, we will convene a first meeting of the no platform task force and will publish a list of organisations we will not allow a platform in the coming weeks.
DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE POLICY HERE
"The student movement has a proud history of calling for 'No Platform for fascists' and I urge every Middlesex student to adopt this policy. It is particularly important for Black communities who have been the victims of fascist violence for decades. Let us all remember that the fascist British National Party stands for a policy of an 'all white Britain' - something that could only be achieved through violence against Black people. We must keep our campuses fascist-free."
Aaron Kiely, NUS Black Students' Officer & NUS Anti-Racism Anti-Fascism Co-Convenor
“Political debate on campus is important. The ability to discuss different perspectives, to learn from the views of others and critically analyse beliefs, ideologies and theories is part and parcel of what university life is about. But it should never come at the expense of every single student, no matter their background, feeling safe and secure on campus.
It would be all too easy for the issue of No Platform to be reduced to simplistic arguments of freedom of speech or giving a platform to abhorrent views so that they can be argued down or exposed as ignorant and unfounded. These arguments are easy to make when you are not part of the minority groups that racists or fascists seek to attack. But when ‘freedom of speech’ is used to protect those that fundamentally question the right of some of our classmates to exist on campus then we have to take action.
No Platform is about recognising that our campuses should be safe for all students; black, disabled, LGBT . A “yes” vote in this referendum represents a clear signal that Middlesex students don’t want to hear racist and fascist views on their doorstep. I hope you can take that step in making sure Middlesex remains a safe place for students of all backgrounds.”
Liam Burns - President of the National Union of Students
Please click the HERE to read the No Platform Statement.
Recordings of how MUSU Welfare & Academic has helped students below:
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