World of Warwick

The World of Warwick section is host to all articles on issues about campus life.

This year, we’re attempting to provide a platform for commentary on the events at Warwick; but we’re also hoping to do much more. We’re attempting to push the boundaries of student journalism at Warwick by launching an investigative reporting project, dedicated to breaking in-depth, factually accurate and incisive reporting on issues of fundamental importance to the student body and local population.

We are working on pieces on the University’s record on Freedom of Information, its relationship with the petroleum company BP, and a series on the history of activism at Warwick. We’re also looking for new people to join the investigative team. If you think you have the write ability and skills set to do so, see our vacancies page. We also welcome thoughtful comment submissions – on the timeless structure of administrative power, the Students’ Union, current events etc.

Comment Articles

Vardaan Aggarwal discusses Warwick for Free Education’s occupation of the Slate in the wider context of global protest.

Connor Woodman looks at the history and present of student activism from West Papua to Warwick University, arguing that it poses a serious threat to the state power.

A statement from the Warwick Globalist condemning the University’s decision to bar us from this year’s interviews with the Vice Chancellor, Stuart Croft.

Since December 2014, Warwick University has had an unprecedented High Court injunction in-place across the entirety of campus, banning all occupations and sit-ins indefinitely. Here, we print an open letter to Stuart Croft signed by nearly 50 academic staff members, 12 student societies and groups, Warwick UCU, the entire new and former SU Sabbatical team, and several part-time SU officers calling for the injunction to be immediately scrapped.

Connor Woodman looks at the surprising reaction to the progressives’ victory in last week’s SU elections, and critiques the function of leading student media outlets.

Post-Marxist critic of capitalism or commercialism’s foremost warrior? Connor Woodman looks back at Nigel Thrift’s reign as Warwick’s second longest-serving Vice Chancellor steps down.

Amel Mukhtar analyses how corporations are utilising the digital platform for exploitative profit in light of an unlikely case-study: Warwick’s digital launderette.

As part of the Warwick Globalist’s reporting on the police violence at Warwick on Dec. 3, 2014, we mark the one year anniversary of those events with a personal take on the consequences and implications from a key participant, Luke Dukinfield.

Warwick University’s most well-known media outlet just published an article on the free education movement. Connor Woodman dissects it.

The government’s Green Paper on higher education proposes removing universities from FOI law. The law should be strengthened instead, argues Editor-in-Chief, Connor Woodman.

After carrying out a fairly exhaustive three month investigation into the events of Dec. 3, 2014 and their aftermath, Editor-in-Chief Connor Woodman looks to contextualise them within the history of Warwick and analyse the dispute over disruptive protest underlying them.

Features

In 1973, service workers at Warwick went on a 9-day strike for better pay. What role did students play in the strike, and what lessons can we draw for our struggles today?

Warwick teeters on the edge of a crisis over management’s plan to gut Statute 24, the key protection for academic staff from politicised dismissal. In response, an emergency action has been called to coincide with Warwick’s Open Day on June 24, Warwick UCU have pledged to move towards industrial action, and eight academic departments have slammed the reforms for jeopardising academic freedom. Connor Woodman reports.

Statute 24 – which contains robust employment protections for academic staff – is currently being gutted by Warwick’s management. But evidence from Warwick’s archives suggests that such statutory protections have stopped management from politically-motivated dismissals in the past. Connor Woodman reports.

Warwick’s management plan to scrap key employment protections in Statute 24. Following a Staff Assembly meeting which called for the changes to be halted, Connor Woodman explains the likely impacts of the reforms, and shows how similar efforts have been thwarted at other universities.

The two-week occupation of the Slate building is ending today after negotiations between Warwick For Free Education and the University come to a successful close. Finn Halligan reports.

Warwick For Free Education have occupied The Slate in response to higher education reforms and the marketisation of education.

The Politics Department has been criticised for closing a conference with a torture-supporting Trump-advising colonel.

Warwick’s new Politics of Papua Project is one of the only research centres looking at the politics of Indonesian rule in West Papua. A new briefing, published jointly with an Oxford foundation, was released last week.

A leaked document seen by the Warwick Globalist suggests the University is gathering “intelligence” on protesters targeting the arms industry on campus.

Halimah Manan reports on Warwick For Free Education’s “extraordinary intervention” against “far-right” candidate in this week’s SU elections, Jack Hadfield.

Connor Woodman was recently granted an interview with Stuart Croft. He analyses Croft’s responses, and surveys some of the major fault lines at Warwick today.

Warwick’s response to the higher education green paper has been leaked, and they’re asking to be exempt from Freedom of Information legislation. Editors of the Boar and Warwick Globalist call on Warwick to reverse its position.

As part of our campus investigative reporting series, Editor-in-Chief Connor Woodman exposes the costs of Warwick Business School’s new ‘base’ in The Shard, London.

Editor-in-Chief, Connor Woodman, kicks off the Warwick Globalist’s investigative reporting on campus with the full story of the police violence in Senate House on Dec. 3, and a breakdown of all that followed: the injunction, trials, propaganda war and more.