File: Student participation in University government

  • Reference
      GB 133 VCA/7/757
  • Dates of Creation
      1968-1973
  • Physical Description
      3 folders

Scope and Content

File relating to the campaign for student membership of the University's governing bodies. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, this was a contentious issue at the University, and formal student involvement in the University's governing and academic committees was strongly advocated by the Students' Union.

In 1968, the CVCP had issued a joint statement with the National Union of Students proposing to investigate the issue. The University established a working party in response, which initially investigated student membership of Senate. It proposed that a new Senate staff-student committee be established to improve communications; an idea rejected by the Students Union as insufficient, but which was supported by the UMIST union. By the early 1970s, student membership of University governing bodies and committees was recognised. The file includes reports from academic departments which had already established or were planning to establish departmental staff-student committees. Another working party reported on student membership of Council in October 1970

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