Category Archives: University Communications

Responses to official university communications

Times Higher Education Supplement letters pages

The Times Higher Education Supplement has covered the terror arrests at Nottingham University extensively and much of this coverage has been sympathetic. This motivated outgoing Vice Chancellor Colin Campbell to write to the publication to restate the university’s position. Others have subsequently responded, leading to a debate in the letters section reprinted below.

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Letter From Concerned Employees Of The University Regarding The Deportation of Hicham Yezza

Presently 67 signatories from the University of Nottingham

Dear Vice-Chancellor,

As employees of the University of Nottingham we are very concerned that the recent arrest of Hicham Yezza, an administrator in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, and Rizwaan Sabir, a masters student in the School of Politics and International Relations, has resulted in Hicham being served with a deportation order by the Home Office and is being required to leave the country by 1 June.

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Response to University Communications About Recent Events

As concerned academics at the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham among the many individuals who have been involved in the campaign for academic freedom and the release of Hicham Yezza in the wake of the false terror arrests at our university last week, we feel it necessary to comment on our concerns arising from the recent statement made by the university on its intranet portal (27/28 May 2008).

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