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Save Adult & Continuing Education at the University of Glasgow

1,339 Signatures Goal: 5,000

We the undersigned urge the Senior Management Group of the University of Glasgow to reconsider its proposal to close down the Adult and Continuing Education programme which it has provided to people in Glasgow and the surrounding areas for the last 60 years.

In particular we would like to highlight that:

  • We see the University as a public institution and, as such, part of its duty is to make its expertise open and accessible to the wider local public as well as to full-time undergraduate students.
  • We understand the University’s aspiration to be research-led and highly placed in global league tables. However, this should not and need not be achieved by destroying quality learning experiences for students. The closure of continuing education courses which attract some 5000 students is counter to the real purpose of a university - to promote lifelong learning and understanding - and is not an acceptable price to pay for the possibility of moving a few places up a league table.
  • It is misleading and demeaning to refer to ‘continuing’ education as ‘recreational’ education.  
  • If this large and successful programme of continuing education were brought to a halt, it would have a significant impact on the cultural life of the west of Scotland. We do not think the University management group should have the power to make that decision without much more public debate outside its walls.


ACE students:
Lawrence D'Mello
Andrew Conway
Magi Sloan
Susan MacLaren
Gillean McDougall
Ben Campbell
Maggie Reeve


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