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KWAF: Goldsmiths SU wins on keeping Wednesday afternoons free

Thursday 12-05-2016 - 13:29

Wednesday afternoons will be kept free from academic scheduling at Goldsmiths University, following a successful campaign from the students’ union.

Last month NUS National Conference passed policy to work with universities and students’ unions to keep Wednesday afternoons free (KWAF).

Wednesday afternoons have traditionally been the time of the week that students can take part in extra-curricular activities.

After four years of trying, Goldsmiths Students’ Union has successfully negotiated with their university to ensure that academic timetables will keep this time clear as much as possible.

Acting SU president Danny Nasr said that this represents a “major win for students and for student life on campus”.

In discussions with the university, the union emphasised the importance of students having time to participate in sports clubs and societies.

Wednesday afternoons can also be a crucial time for students with paid-work or caring responsibilities.

The university has said it will continue the dialogue with the SU to ensure that Wednesday afternoons can continue to be protected.

More information on the campaign can be found on Goldsmiths SU’s website and the Independent.

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