Reject the Teaching Excellence Framework! 21/7/15

Today, policy advisers from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) visited the University of Sheffield to discuss the Teaching Excellence Framework with senior management and Students’ Union managers. The Free University of Sheffield thinks that the Teaching Excellence Framework should not be implemented. It will promote competition between universities, rather than cooperation. It will lead to the bullying of junior academic staff. It will lead to PhD students, who are currently paid below minimum wage, being put even more pressure to work even harder. The TEF is about placing the burden on individuals rather than making structural change. It’s a poorly thought out initiative. It must be scrapped. Below are leaflets which we have handed out to senior management and advisers from BIS.  Please copy, print and distribute these leaflets.  For a PDF version, click here. tef leaflet big

Korea Herald, Film explores stories from Jeju massacre

Jane Jin Kaisen, a visual artist who was adopted from Korea to Denmark, bases her art on questions around memory, history and migration. 

It is within this framework that she tackled one of the biggest massacres in modern Korean history ― the Jeju uprising on April 3, 1948. 

Kaisen’s film, “Reiterations of Dissent,” opens with Hyun Ki-young recounting his memories of the event. He was just 7 years old when it started. He remembers seeing crows dancing in the wind, when one dropped something from the sky ― someone’s scalp.

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