Owzabout that then! 41,500 signatures and climbing.
Marianne Cantieri, OUSA President said “I am proud of what our students have achieved already. There are a very large number of petitions on the Parliamentary website … and for this petition to reach the top ten in such a short space of time is fantastic news.”
The complete OUSA news release (spelling mistakes and strange formatting included) is available online here.
If you want to see the Open University remain truly open, please sign if you haven’t done so already and spread the word to your friends.
Wow. When I signed the petition a couple of days ago, it had a few hundred signatures on it. It’s put on another few thousand today, presumably in response to messages circulating on the usual social networking sites and this email, sent by Marianne Cantieri, OUSA President, to all current OU students this morning.
We don’t send many communications direct to your mailbox since we’re only too well aware of the frustrations of spamming. However we hope you’ll agree that we made the right decision on this occasion since literally a couple of minutes of your time could help . . . → Read More: Open University epetition reaches 20,000 signatures
As I write, the epetition I mentioned earlier on today has just passed the 4,000 signature mark – adding around 3,000 signatures in the last 24 hours according to my reckoning. At this rate, it might just stand an outside chance of reaching 100,000.
It’s been produced by the OU branch of UCU and is also being supported by OUSA. If you’d like sign the petition (and are a UK resident or national), this is the link you need.
There have been a couple of epetitions started over the past few months about the Open University, but this one seems to have got a head of steam up behind it over the last couple of days. It’s been produced by the OU branch of UCU and is also being supported by OUSA.
If you’d like sign the petition, this is the link you need. I just hope that it’s not too little, too late to save truly open access to higher education for all.