University of Birmingham named and shamed in the Middle East Solidarity Magazine

UKHE Plc. How British universities are lining the pockets of Middle Eastern autocrats The article reads:  ‘In Dubai, being gay or transgender risks imprisonment, flogging and execution, yet UoB has left staff and students without adequate guidance on what it will do to protect their rights when working or studying in Dubai, union leaders say’. To read the entire article (pp. 18-22), please […]

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[Motion passed in December 2018] UoB Dubai campus, human rights and freedom in UAE, and complicity with war and famine in Yemen

UoB Dubai Campus, Human Rights And Freedom In UAE, And Complicity With War And Famine In Yemen Motion on UNISON’s concerns over the UoB Dubai campus, human rights and freedom in UAE, and complicity with war and famine in Yemen The University management continually state that they respect the moral conscience of University of Birmingham […]

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Branch and Emergency HE motions on the Dubai campus to be discussed and voted on 12th December

Meeting on the 12th of December to vote on two Dubai Campus-related motions (5pm in 417 Muirhead Tower) At the next UNISON committee meeting, we will be voting on two motions regarding the Dubai Campus: a branch motion, and an emergency UNISON Higher Education Conference motion (the Conference will take place in early January). Please […]

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[Guardian article] University of Birmingham warned of risk to LGBT rights at Dubai campus

This is just a quick post to flag up an article published by The Guardian on the University of Birmingham’s Dubai campus: It reads: ‘Staff and students at the University of Birmingham have warned that LGBT rights are not adequately protected at its new campus in Dubai where being gay or transgender risks imprisonment, flogging and execution. They have […]

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