FEATURE: Strikes 2021: Why I Changed Sides

As the strikes-saga debate comes to a close, the Gown’s Political Editor, Luke Tinsley, offers his final arguments in favour of strike action.

A Bilingual University: Interview with An Cumann Gaelach

Nicola Smyth, Features Editor. An Cumannn Gaelach is the third oldest society here at Queen’s University, having been established in 1906. Its long history has been marked by the changing policy of the university towards the Irish speakers’ society, which is currently under review, as An Cumman Gaelach wait for the university’s decision on theContinue reading “A Bilingual University: Interview with An Cumann Gaelach”

UCU Strike Continues at QUB

Rachel Ashe, Deputy Editor. We are now mid-way through eight days of strike action taking place in 60 universities throughout the UK. Industrial action began on Monday 25 November and is scheduled to last until Wednesday 4 December, affecting over one million students. From Thursday 5th December, strike action will continue with many academics workingContinue reading “UCU Strike Continues at QUB”

UCU Strike Ballots Close

Rachel Ashe, Deputy Editor. Strike action ballots for the University and College Union (UCU), the world’s largest further and higher education trade union of academic and academic-related staff, closed yesterday (30th October) across 69 universities where staff have been voting on whether to approve strike action, or action short of a strike, since 9th September.Continue reading “UCU Strike Ballots Close”

Opinion Piece: “Queen’s Students: Support Staff Strike Action”

The following opinion piece is based on the personal beliefs of its author, and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Gown’s editorial team.   BY TIARNÁN Ó MUILLEOIR   Lecturers and support staff at Queen’s are on a one-day strike on the 3rd of December as part of industrial action across Higher EducationContinue reading “Opinion Piece: “Queen’s Students: Support Staff Strike Action””