Motion formally passed at Oxford UCU General Meeting on 26th January 2021
Oxford UCU notes that the University of Oxford does not have a university police force, and that security on University premises is provided by the University’s own personnel.
Oxford UCU believes that the proposal of the Greek Government to create a special university police force for Greek Universities, ostensibly without wide consultation or sufficiently considering alternatives, is alarming and not in line with best practice.
Oxford UCU notes its solidarity to Greek colleagues, students, parents, and citizens opposing the creation of such a special university police force, which is unlikely to respond to the most pertinent problems of Greek higher education institutions, such as chronic underfunding (including for security provision) and personnel cuts.
Oxford UCU resolves to release and publicise this statement, including through relevant media outlets, using the Branch’s resources.