Leeds University Union (the student union) has from the start of the ‘economies exercise’ process been helping undermine any resistance to cuts. It has refused to criticise cuts at Leeds and openly attacked staff for even considering taking action against to defend their livelihoods. This has created the appearance that students are in opposition to lecturers. However the reality is the student union has come to reflect the modern university; closed off and undemocratic. Far from being a body for defending students and education, it is now little more than some bars, shops and a training ground for future New Labour ministers.
With this in mind we have created a spoof of the LUU website
we call ‘The Really Open Union’
Visit it here: www.reallyopenunion.org
(note: not all the links are finished yet so be sure to check back)