Today, during a Warwick 50th anniversary administrative staff discussion, it appears that university management were actively discussing the way in which they treat students as consumers, and the transition towards increasing corporate and privatised education institutions.
It is beyond doubt that our university is committed to an ongoing project of neoliberal reform. They want to be dealing with consumers and profit, rather than students and education. The thing is, they aren’t usually stupid enough to say so in public.
Our students union has a very clear democratic stance on these issues: we believe in free education for everyone. As long as the university remain committed to pursing the exact opposite their claims to respect student democracy are laughable.