Connor Woodman Connor is Editor-in-Chief of the Warwick Globalist, and a fourth and final year PPE student. He writes commentary on international politics, social movements and Warwick happenings. He also writes in-depth investigative and historical pieces about events at Warwick, such as this long-form article on the police violence on Campus on Dec. 3, 2014, and this expose of Warwick Business School's Shard project. He is currently working on an inside story of Warwick's Fossil Free divestment decision, and a history of activism at Warwick. He can be contacted at, or @ConnorDWoodman on Twitter.

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?

Connor Woodman, our former Editor in Chief, looks at how student politics can be a force for change, both at home and abroad.

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.

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.

Connor Woodman breaks down the mainstream British intellectual culture incapable of coming to terms with the UK’s role in the Iraq War.

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

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.

A discussion on Prevent, drug policy, protest and democratising the police with PCC candidate, Ben Twomey.

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.

The overthrow of the French slave regime in Haiti from 1791-1804 is one of the most significant and overlooked events of modern history, writes Connor Woodman.

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.

Why were armed police on the University of Warwick’s campus this afternoon?

In this Warwick Globalist video special, Editor-in-Chief Connor Woodman dissects an article in ‘Spiked!’, claiming that British universities and student unions are stifling free speech on campus.

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.

Connor Woodman discusses the Rhodes Must Fall in Oxford movement and the reception it has received in the British press.

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.

Since Oriel College in Oxford responded to a 2,300-strong petition calling for the removal of a monument to Cecil Rhodes, mainstream commentators have gone into hyperdrive. Connor Woodman analyses what it tells us about the British media.

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.

Most in the West remain oblivious to the material reality facing the vast majority of people in the world, and the causes underlying these conditions. Nowhere is this reality clearer than in the DRC, the poorest country on earth and the subject of centuries of vicious foreign interference, writes 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.

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.