Students’ new move should ease university crisis

The Daily Post this morning carries a new report on further developments in the Guild resignations crisis:

There were signs of a breakthrough last night in the constitutional crisis which has hit Liverpool University Guild of Undergraduates.

By an overwhelming majority, a mass meeting of 600 students in the Mountford hall passed a composite motion electing a new ‘caretaker government’.

Meanwhile the University authorities have issued a letter to all staff explaining that there has been a complete breakdown of constitutional government in the Guild.

Officially the Guild cannot exercise its normal functions; it has no officers and as a result funds cannot be drawn.  Staff are being paid by the university but student societies have been hard hit.

The new ‘caretaker government’ will meet university officials to ask that the Guild’s constitution be modified to allow the situation to return to normal.

Mr Gavin Graham, chairman of the new body which was elected last night, said: “there is a very strong chance that we will get funds flowing again within a week”. […]

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Author: Gerry

Retired college teacher living in Liverpool, UK.

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