Response to Council decision to shut down Vaughan

University of Leicester UCU is disappointed and surprised that on Friday last week University Council chose on to ratify vice-chancellor Paul Boyle's decision to shut down the Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning.

We have not met a single person -- outside of the university leadership team -- who thinks such a decision is sensible. The Vaughan Centre is financially sustainable. It has remained embedded in the heart of Leicester community for more than 150 years. Closing it is a short-sighted act of cultural and social vandalism.

Given the widespread popular support for Vaughan and the important work its staff are doing, we do not see University Council's decision as final. We will continue to campaign against its closure, as we will be campaigning against Paul Boyle's other attacks on the life of University of Leicester.

You can read some thoughts from the Save Vaughan campaign here: https://savevaughan.wordpress.com/2016/09/17/thank-you-from-the-campaign-team/

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