Support Modern Languages at Swansea University
- Closed on
- The Council of Swansea University (meeting March 2011)
- United Kingdom
We extend our thanks to all 3122 of you who took the time to sign this petition and to support our campaign.
We are able to report that Swansea University has DROPPED the proposals to make cuts to the Department of Modern Languages. For further information, please see
Swansea University management proposes to make redundant more than half (12) of the 22 academic staff in Modern Languages, by summer 2011.
Swansea University’s Department of Modern Languages has an excellent reputation for teaching and research. Its work is vital to the University’s local, national, and international mission. It is strategically important for the Welsh economy and Welsh society. The proposals would delete Italian immediately, render Hispanic Studies practically unviable, and grievously weaken French and German. The proposals are reckless, hasty, and unnecessary. They will damage students, the University, and Wales.
Swansea University’s motto is: ‘Gweddw crefft heb ei dawn’, Welsh meaning: ‘Technical skill is incomplete without culture’. Students of Modern Languages at Swansea University acquire both the language skills and the cultural knowledge that global citizens need. The University must live up to its motto.
THIS PETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
Swansea University has dropped the proposals for cuts to the Modern Languages Department. WE THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR INVALUABLE SUPPORT for our campaign, and for taking the time to sign and comment on this petition.
We, the undersigned, call on the Council of Swansea University (meeting on 28 March 2011) to reject management proposals to make redundant more than half of the 22 staff in Modern Languages.
The Support Modern Languages at Swansea University petition to The Council of Swansea University (meeting March 2011) was written by MLSwansea and is in the category Education at GoPetition.