Staff and student review

2 July 1968

Guild Gazette reports today that a Review is to be established to examine ways of increasing student participation in certain aspects of university administration:

There are to be discussions next term between staff and students on educational topics such as exams and curricula. In the autumn term a staff-student council will be set up consisting of thirty or thirty-five student representatives from all the “A” societies.

The first meeting of the council will review general educational topics and then split up intoseveral study groups to investigate specific subjects. The council evolved from the ideas of a group of professors who sought an institution to facilitate a mutual exchange of ideas between staff and students.

President Pete Ryrie described the council as “an attempt from the University staff side and the student side to avoid the occurrences at certain other universities where students aren’t allowed representation on matters like this”.

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Author: Gerry

Retired college teacher living in Liverpool, UK.

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