by Ben Michaels,
This is a petition of support.
This it the facebook event with much of the dispute on it.
Over the past 2 days, Sheffield Hallam Union has found itself in the middle of a row over student democracy.
The controversy arose when a petition signed by over 500 students was submitted to the union to call for a referendum on the issue of lobbying the university to issue its budget based on the needs of students and staff.
This would budget would include the halting, and reversal of, course privatisation; the scrapping of the recent fee rises, as a step towards free education; the university to retake ownership of student halls; and a living wage for all staff employed by, and on behalf of the university. Calling for the extra funds required to be made up form executive pay, selling off university assets and linking with other universities to demand the remaining money from government. » Read more..