Lecturers’ union adds its voice to Leeds Met name change protest

the leeds citizen

leedsmet More bad news for the leadership of Leeds Metropolitan University as it presses on with changing the name of the institution.

Members of the students’ union voted overwhelmingly last month against changing the name from Leeds Met to Leeds Beckett.

Now lecturers have added their voice of protest.

Nearly 93% of members of the University and College Union (UCU) who participated in an online poll last week backed a motion saying: “This branch has no confidence in the decision to change the name of Leeds Metropolitan University to Leeds Beckett University”.

Turn-out was high, with 67% of the approximately 650 members of the union at the university joining in.

It’s unthinkable that the university’s governing body will change its mind at this late stage. The £250k process of implementation – all the branding, signage and changes to Leeds Met’s (and its partners’) online and offline publications – will be well advanced…

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