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Aimee Walker

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Contributors : Molly Garner Aimee Walker Roger Bygott Alex Morrison Tracey Bradley Laura Hopkinson Sian Morrell Charley Beddows Leo Robinson Benny McChrystal Plimmer Jennifer Hewson Nina Bristow John Lynch

Tracey Bradley Art Direction : Charley Beddows Kayleigh Heydon

Debates

Contributors : Jordy Smith Emily Rusby Aaron Major

I am pleased to be welcome you to the first issue of Temper Press, themed Play.

Play for now, bring down the house, play around, ham it out, lay an egg.

Let’s do it, playfully.

One thing that is fun to play around with, is to count how many times you hear your tutors say “play” in meetings, briefings or tutorials, but the question is what kind of play is it?

We will be discussing this and many other issues inour debates section.

Join in the conversation, or we can make a play date.

Marketing : Alex Grant


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Definition (N) 1. A state of mind or emotions; disposition: an even temper. 2. Calmness of mind or emotions; composure: lose one’s temper. 3.a. A tendency to become easily angry or irritable: a quick temper. b. An outburst of rage: a fit of temper.

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What you are about to gander upon is a publication called Temper Press, a name chosen to mean a state of mind. I believe that creatives

are wired slightly differently to other minds in the way that we approach problems and think about issues.

But Temper Press can also relate to a new state of mind.

With crippling debt that we would wish to forget, a “can-do” attitude must be

That said, Temper could also refer to an outburst of rage; this may have been your

applied. A demand here, and an extra hour in class there, means that we make

first thoughts towards the name of this publication, and by all means, let’s let out some rage, in a composed manner or outburst, but let’s Just Be Heard!

the most of the course. Not because the tutors say so, but because we have to, as customers. The year of 2012 saw the increase of tuition and with this comes a new spotlight of education. To get serious, 2015 graduates are the prototype of the raised tuition fee, and with all the tabloid press and opinions that have been

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Temper is a publication highlighting the opportunities, hidden possibilities and creativity within Manchester School Of Art.

This is a publication run by a group of students within

There will also be a chance to use Temper Press as an open

Manchester School of Art, highlighting the Art School as a

dialog about how art is shaped within university, creating

platform for creative interventions. Featuring artwork, art

peer networks for conversation and discussion about the

writing, academic and non-academic articles relating to

issues of fees and teaching and the struggles

our practices, the art school and current contemporary

faced by students.

We are looking for:

debates.

Temper will be used as a two-year research project looking

into the trends that develop inside the microclimate of art

Articles/essays/art writing (word limit 2,000).

education, and how this, in turn, will shape the way we look

Artwork with a brief statement (submitted as images at 300dpi

at the mouldings occurring around us.

The deadline for submissions is to be confirmed.

Quite quickly we adapt and work similary to the people who are close to us in the studio, which has a domino effect on

Please submit to:

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not only our own work, but also as a lasting impression on

tempereditorial@gmail.com (don’t hesitate to ask us any questions)

I hope this publication will be the starting point of many platforms where we, as students, will be able to publish our writing and artwork, as with experiments when we exhibit, we can also achieve within a printed context.

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Welcome I walk through the large, solid oak doors of

Derived from the 1960’s art school

art school; it has a sense that this is where

curriculum, founded by liberal thinkers, art

something truly brilliant will happen.

school brochures will describe their

Through these doors is a safety net; a bubble

environment to “stimulate” an open mind,

wrapped coating around our creativity, letting

“harvest” creativity, and form “a bridge

us bounce and fall without a bump or scratch.

between the acceptable and the possible,

Here is a monarchy to mould and stretch

between what is and what if.”

your creative mind, where you are able to delve into your ideas with assurance - to look

But most of all, what art schools do for each

socially and politically, with a concentrated

of us, is give us three years (minimum) of

spoonful of humanity, at the worlds of past

freedom to play with our ideas and delve into

and present to show a new understanding.

these concepts while inside the walls

I am ready to take it by the horns and ride.

of the institution.

And as our friend Albert (Einstein) once said,

An imaginary, welcoming hand leading the way through the art institution:

Welcome to the bubble that is art school, here you can relax and feel free to explore any avenue you

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see fit. And please, always, remember to play.

“To stimulate creativity, one must develop the childlike inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition.”

Here, we feed you a toxic healthy diet of art language. Do with it, as you will.

BA (HONS) Interactive Arts But what is play, what is the importance of play?


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We play in miniature - but it’s the real deal we crave. Sometimes you can be distracted by the plastic safety replica, but more often than not, that simply won’t do. And so, we get caught with our hands in the cookie jar. Reaching for that taste oh-so-sweet. To grow up. To be an adult. To have the freedom to do as we please with no one telling us how to behave…

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(Supposedly) Such a rush for us to get there… But we had it so good/If only we knew.


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And considering the stress-filled, money-driven, gadget-orientated world in which we currently occupy, this conditioned capping of our natural instincts to play and have fun should really be a major cause for concern when it comes to the mental health of our society. Continued threats to arts education and general increases in fees for universities and courses across the board seems to suggest that things are set to only deteriorate.

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Unless we start to speak up now.

Because the simple truth i - making time to play and be present in a moment, that enjoyment and freedom, is as vital to us at the age of 40 as it is at the age of 4... But what has this to do with me I hear you ask?

An introduction to ‘play’ and four students opinions of the term. Here and now at Art School, when surely we already know the importance of art, play and creativity - else

“Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners.” – John Holt.

why would we be here?

Playengland.org describes play in their charter as: ‘what children and young people do when they follow their own ideas and interests, in their own way, and for their own reasons.’ Which for me, happens to beautifully sum up Art

Experts are agreed, the importance of ‘play’ in

How many of us I wonder, whilst trying to preserve the

childhood is fundamental to healthy growth and

knowledge fed to us at school by our

development. The ability to act out and safely

well-meaning teachers, have made up rhymes or

engage in the events of our surroundings helps us to

stories to run alongside the facts and

process and filter information, learn new behaviours

keep them in check?

School. The freedom to investigate and explore, to create and reflect and ultimately, play and engage in your ideas.

So I urge you to make the most of this valuable time because nowhere else in your adult lives will you experience this kind of freedom - to make such a

and skills and generally understand the world and space we occupy.

bloody wonderful mess! By activating and using creative systems, facts and figures are better digested and retained.

Play promotes imagination and independance, whilst

The creative brain has value across the whole score of

encouraging confidence - in ourselves and in our

more ‘academic’ subjects within school, helping

relationships to others.

memory, problem solving, thinking outside the box,

This is not a test.

working with others… the list goes on.

standardised learning. We still need to play and we continue in this need for the rest of our lives, (whether we realise it or not.) Yet in our current, out-dated schooling system, the higher in education you travel the less time, energy and focus is given over for creative outlets in favour of the more traditionally academic subjects – all the better to test you on, my dear.

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hit school-age and enter the world of structured,

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All of this however, does not simply stop when we

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I unfortunately never got around to personifying 11 and 12 In between being a young heart throb and rehearsing Hear’say dance moves

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This is not the end

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Interactive Art and Play - Simon Nicholson

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In 25 years my parents will no longer be here In 50 years my children will no longer be here In 100 years my grandchildren will no longer be here

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Therefore the future of art and of play extends beyond me and those of my progeny whom I will know. Communities will change, community will change and the nature of art and play will change as well. BUT while there is no timeless art art is timeless And we will always need to play.


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My playfulness comes with spirit – gin, whiskey, and rum. It can be measured by my wine glass, It can be detected by my mannerisms. Aimee Walker

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I suppose I do play – within these two categories. I will talk to you as much

I play in my day-to-day life.

through my eyes as I will my mouth, and I will play with the awkwardness the

I play with the assembling on clothes in the morning,

majority has when it comes to talk about such subjects. We British, play with

with the variations of toppings

innuendos, with puns and maybe above all, with sarcasm. We are taught not to

my watered down porridge

play with our food, as this is seen to be bad table manners, but the element of

needs to have substance.

eating with your imagination and your hands is a fundamental part of learning, to diminish the fussy eaters and welcome the food story tellers.

I play with sarcasm, wit and charm. But when it comes to my practice, I

When teaching others about presentation, I tell them the stories that I use to bring some

wonder how/if I play at all.

fun into the day: a flat salad is a sad salad, the mash for a bangers and mash must resemble

Because my practice is so interwoven

a curved rock, tossed into shape and place in the bowl, preferably reaching the same

with the basic functions of human life;

height as the edge of the bowl. That way, when lining up the three sausages, they will

eating and the primal desire to fuck

form the bridge between on side of the bowl to the other. Finishing off with a moat of

make love.

gravy, always a moat, never a drizzle. The same can be said for a Sunday roast: you must lay good foundations of vegetables and

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roast potatoes, before your meat or vegetarian option lays over them. Meat, folded to create a similarly to the waves of the sea, and finished out with your castle, the giant Yorkshire pudding.

You may think this is completely bonkers, but we eat with our eyes, as well as our mouths, and for some, some invite their imagination to the plate too.


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The playfulness and spontaneity which often makes itself known within my work is what defines it.

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The colourful and malleable characteristics of my piecesare what I feel particularly make them

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Around 3pm most days, my mojo is down. It’s call for a reboot; nap, a cigarette or a break at the pub. That thing, the hour of prime time is after 7. It does not spark if I force it, it will not peak until the hour. And before I know it, its gone.

How do I summon it? To snap, to crackle, to pop. How can a sober self be buzzing?

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The mental image is the aim, Mental concept is dominant, Mould like play-doh thephysicalworld&theconcept, Keep the crazy eyes.

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The best part of play is the rules. Not rules of society or physics, But rather rules of metaphors and riddles, Dictated by wit, Secured by charisma.

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The creative hour is dawning And before I know it, its gone.

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creates art through the woodpecker; the

it. Also, our own unique ways of seeing the

drills a close arrangement of holes into a

whole history of existence leads to a certain

ever-changing world must surely be an (also

tree to collect sap to eat; it is not the most

woodpecker pecking certain holes into a

ever-changing) product of our experiences

aesthetically remarkable assortment of dots,

certain tree. The same idea, of course, could

within it. And finally, I challenge anyone to

though it wouldn’t be out of place on the wall

be applied to every single event or happening

paint a beautiful picture of lilies on a pond

of some modern art galleries. Similarly, the

in history. From my bowl of cereal this

on a warm summer night without visiting the

Acorn Woodpecker drills larger holes in dead

morning to an intricate Roman sculpture to an

pond, studying the lilies closely and absorbing

trees in which to store acorns for the winter;

overheard conversation in a park, all is, in a

the air that moves within the night.

the acorns, the tree, the bird – the whole

way, the artistic output of the whole process

forest – almost stumble into place to create

of the universe.

I do not have a concrete point to make here. The argument that everything is connected,

this harmonious expression of nature. But these can’t simply be dismissed as

Are we wrong, then, to glorify the unusual

that there is no sensible distinction between

interesting coincidences of the natural world,

marks made by a guileless bird to a

the internal and the external aspects of the

which obviously is full of things that are nice

superior level of creativity? Perhaps, but my

self, is one that has been made by every-

to look at. There is something more worth

only intention is to challenge the

one from early Taoists to 1950s beatniks to

noting here.

highly-accepted pairing of two notions –

Native American chiefs… and at some point, it

creativity and the ego. When one calls oneself

slipped its way into my experience,

I would argue, as many have before, that pure

an artist, they are separating art from life.

manifesting itself further through a

creativity does not arise from an

When one’s practise is ascribed to a place

documentary I was idly watching about

‘individual’ or a personal vision. This

and a time, it inherently has a beginning and

wildlife in Northern Forests, at a time when

woodpecker’s seasonal and “instinctive”

an end. There is a point when the artist will

I just so happened to have an assignment to

activity produces art arguably more pure than

say “I will now create a piece of art”, and then

write. And now you have it, too.

that which any human may wish to create.

another when it is deemed finished, and must

It is uncontaminated by the ego.

be preserved as an isolated creation of the

lilies, he certainly did so with his own ideas

in these patterns. Here, the woodpecker

and thoughts in his mind, and did so with the

creates a piece with a transparency that Zen

actions of his own body. But may we not for-

painters or masters of fine art could only wish

get that thoughts and ideas do not, cannot,

to embody in their work. For the animal - free

exist in isolation. To begin with, we think in

from the chains of language – art, work and

languages that have their origins in the grunts

play are not separate activities to which it

of our hunter-gatherer

must apply himself, but all merge together

ancestors, who mimicked the sounds of

at the centre of its experience. The universe

the world around them to speak of and to

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is ludicrous, ‘intelligent life’ can be seen

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artist as an individual. This, you may think, To think of the animal as an uncreative being

Sapsucker

The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Woodpecker

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Listen to the Musn’ts Listen to the MUSTN’TS, child, Listen to the DONT’S Listen to the SHOULDN’TS The IMPOSSIBLES, the WON’TS Listen to the NEVER HAVES Then listen close to me Anything can happen, child, ANYTHING can be.

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It is the practice of looking into the soul of someone/something. To draw with one’s soul is a meditative, spiritual and intuitive practice. It taps into some kind of never-ending, pure source. When drawing I see with my real eyes; the form and beauty of everything becomes apparent, the meaning in everything becomes clear.

I see I wake up I understand I grow

The is the purpose of play.

‘We must always change, Renew, rejuvenate ourselves; Otherwise, we harden.’

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), Germany

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It’s hard to offer an opinion on play when I rarely find myself doing so, well at least, in an ‘all guns blazing’ kind of way.

At the moment I feel as if I’m shuffling along the edge of the playground playing a polite game with

For me, play is scary and although (as we have established) the art school is our

carefully calculated moves. Sifting through past works, filtering thoughts and ideas.

playground at no point are we told which game to play or how to play it.

Deciding on objects, materials and actions.

So, as Molly Garner says, yes we need to trust ourselves, but, for me at least, this

Working on a game that I won’t loose but perhaps, as second year

trust comes from establishing the rules of our own games.

is beginning to show me, can’t be won either.

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WIN FIRST DONT

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Question everything

Don’t hope work hard

Collaborate

How’s it going in the other department

Work in a team

Maybe we should do a start up

Sell your name

I work from 9 to 5

Study art party hard

I work from 6 to 4 as well

But only with those who like you the most

This was a nice conversation but now we need to go on

If anyone tells you ‘you look beautiful today’

The Mac Suite is on the 6th floor

He might possibly want you to do something for him today and tomorrow and happily ever after

The Mac Suite is on the 3rd floor We missed the meeting

The classical reign of drunk old bastards with a tyke getting crazy in front of the door

So we went to the studio every following day never met anyone

As some are dancing in the woods

The portrait of the artist as a young dog Follow his shift eyes:

They all had something to do

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Take this to the stranger: Read newspaper/ Spring from chair and let the opened newspaper lie on the table/ Run for your life around your best friend’s house/ Whistle and throw a stone up against her window/ Wait till she opens the window/ Shout up to her that our common idol has died/ Cry together (Pipilotti Rist ‘Neighbour piece’ )


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so expensive ? By Jordy Smith

Where the fuck does nine-thousand pounds go?

being given extra money ont your student card to

As an Art student I find myself spending a lot of

I enjoy the studio, I enjoy going in everyday and

help pay for books, printing and sandwiches for

money on essential supplies for my practice and

working in my space to paint. Every day is an ex-

As the first year to be affected by the ‘slight’

you and your buddies – of course that bursary

let’s face it, some of the things we need aren’t

perience for me. But this passion and the need to

increase in fees, we are faced with paying three

money on your student card heads straight back

cheap.

paint is also an expensive addiction. Suffering for

times more than the previous year’s students.

into the uni...

your work was something I had assumed was for So where’s our funding?

artists of the past.

in the position in which they aren’t given enough

What is a Fine Art student actually paying for

We, as a course, need better funding.

Every student is familiar with the process of

to cover rent. So how on earth are you supposed

when it’s all broken down?

student finance. Basically, the money that we are

to live week by week when you’re already in minus

given is based upon a household means test.

figures?

t’s a real corrupt system, many people I know are

When the new system was first introduced in 2012,

blessed with being given substantially more mon-

it was claimed that your parents would have to

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make the difference up for you

like

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Where does this money go?

The point is, it’s hard to justify nine-thousand Effectively we are paying for a wall space and

pounds when you put it into the context of every-

maybe thirty minutes tutor time every fortnight.

day life, why is expanding your knowledge and

SO...Treat your wall space like your lover.

educating yourself such a high price to pay?

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How can participation, ethics and play function within the gallery space.

Message Board is a temporary installation where a

forcing them to reveal their ethical

communication platform is provided over a short

values.

period of time. The platform consists of a space where free communication is given to participants by allowing

So where does play end and ethics

anyone to use pens and paper to contribute messages

begin if there are no restrictions

to the board without surveillance but with moderation.

set out by the artist? The crude

As a practicing artist it could be true to say that even

and offensive language and text on

given the freedom of participation there is and will all

Message Board actually challenges

ways be certain expectations of what the

the artists to reveal their ethical

participation will entail. This may stem from the artists

values as moderator. Further to this

personal ethical standpoint of what they perceive as

the gallery space could be viewed as

being acceptable but sometime the mix of freedom,

re-applying the values of

play and participation lead to unexpected

society within the artwork rather

but vibrant outcomes.

than losing them. Initially the gallery

In this case the rules of participation are set by the

may be thought as giving freedom

artist, the rules of Message Board are:

but actually it gives Message Board a

Any contribution is welcome.

context within society which applies more scrutiny to what is ethically

Contributions may be collated at the end of every day.

acceptable and what is not.

In this case the rules are vague to allow for play and participation within the given space of a board with

Freedom therefore is only a

pens and paper. The aim is to parody the online world

perception; its boundaries are

of communication and commodification. In relation

identified by play within the

to the initial rules any contribution is welcome so why

frame of participation.

consider some offerings for editing? In online space we perhaps more readily accept the tropes of anonymity, offensive language and images or we are accepting that online terms can be used more casually than in

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Emily Rusby BA(HONS) Interactive Arts

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...looking into the art world can be daunting, early on I have felt disconnected from the art, unable to understand the value in it or see the message that a lot of the art it trying to say. Art for me at a young age was always something beautiful, a picture or a sculpture that looked pleasing to the eye, I wasn’t looking for meaning or trying to understand what the artist was trying to convey with the piece of work they had presented.

As I grew older aesthetically pleasing art remained an easy thing to relate to, like a good song it is simple for me to understand and does not leave me with a disconnected feeling that I am simply too far removed from that world to truly understand what is going on. Although this may seem closed minded too many people within the art world, I feel that at the same time I am not the only person out there feeling like this.

Art with everything it has to offer can be a powerful tool, as it is a platform to speak on. Art can display images from parts of the world or a society that we may not be exposed to in day to day life and because of this I feel all artists should try and make art as accessible as possible. No one creates something purely for themselves, the thought behind it will be to convey a feeling, want,

you create inaccessible to the wider audience your message will only be heard by those already within your community. Although receiving acclaim from your peers can be one of the most rewarding things you can do, the reason you created your message will be left out of view from the wider audience, making the original reason you created the piece less meaningful.

With all this in mind a big part of me feels that as a community the art world needs to step back and find meaning again without the sole purpose to be unique and unconventional. Art created in the 19th century still holds unanswered questions and drives interest, when I first saw The Scream by Edvard Munch, I assumed it was a man screaming until I had a conversation with a friend at the time who posed the question what if he isn’t screaming, but is hearing something. This drove a conversation between 2 people who, outside of visiting an art gallery together, have nothing else to do in art. Today I am presented with lights being switched on and off which win Turner Prizes, unmade beds with rubbish around them and diamond encrusted skulls. To me none of these are talking about the wider

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picture and are making people believe that art is for the privileged few rather than the masses.

For me we have a lot of questions in this world to answer, causes to make people aware of and barriers to remove in society. Art is one of the platforms we should be using to do this, it is a universal medium which everyone can appreciate, but until the art world beings to embrace a wider audience with its work, it is wasted and will eventually lose its voice in the world.

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On October 31st and again on December 3rd, MMU went on strike.

Supporters, both staff and students alike, joined members of the 3 unions [Unison, Unite and the University and College Union] in protest outside the school doors before marching down Oxford road and into the city centre.

These 2 events were by no means isolated to Manchester, teachers in regions across the country have been exercising similar action in response to the continued disputes over pay, pensions and the future of arts and education.

The recent BUT WHAT DO THEY MEAN FOR US?

We here at Temper want to try to get to grips with the situation, not just the generalities of it all, but down into the nooks and crannies of the debate. We want to discover the opinions of those it affects, on all sides of the placard. But most importantly, we want to hear from you, the students.

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Because whether you were involved in the strike action or not (and whether you think you really care or not) the simple truth is, as current paying students we are each of us already A PART of the situation.

And as first generation-9-granders, it is vitally important to be aware of the issues and understand the impacts that the decisions being made now will have on the future of funds, fees and arts education to come.


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Here in England, as we are no doubt painfully aware, we pay fees in order to go to university. But this hasn’t always been the case. Both my parents and probably many of yours were able to go to university for FREE (can you imagine?) and were given a grant to cover the costs. And unlike a loan, the grant didn’t have to be paid back. EVER.

The fees as we know them were introduced back in 1998 and at the time were capped at £3,000 to Now I am a member of the 1st-generation-students to pay £9,000 a year. I was also a very brief

cover the full 3 years of study.

interloper into the land of the £3,000 a year fees some time ago. So yes, my debts are certainly mounting…

More recently in 2010, proposals were put forward to allow the increase in university charges and long story very short to save on word count, the universities all cried “HELL YES and HALLELUIYAH”

But I feel lucky in that I have witnessed the attitudes of the staff and students from both sides of the

and so here we are, being charged a mighty £9,000 a year for our university education.

coin. Some people wonder if the 9,000 students are a new breed of student. A more assertive, demanding bunch who expect to get the most out of their education. I have argued in the past that

In Scotland the fees were later abolished after protests and in other parts of the EU, university

no, we are not really all that different, that such attitudes depend more on individual personalities

courses are either completely free or the charges are very low.

rather than any rise in costs. But while I still feel this to be the case to a certain extent,

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it is not that simple and it certainly doesn’t paint the whole picture.

9,000 you say. Whatever for, dear?

A (VERY) Brief History of the Fees

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GO Where

Does

This

Money

Well, that’s a good question.

?

According to the flyer that did the rounds

in fees, where does this

true that last part is, but

The process of going to

Now I do not feel that

are generally ridiculously busy. So their time

leading up to December’s strike action,

money go if not to the

either way it is clear that

University sees young

it is a tutor or lecturers

can be limited in comparison to what some

‘You are being charged £9000 but the

people teaching us?

students do not feel

people leaving home

job to hold anyone by

students would like.

as supported as they

and jumping into the

the hand and guide

should.

serious decision

them through each

Which is why we are lucky on our Arts

university is refusing to invest in proper

preparing the ground for further

peers complain about

making of choosing

stage of their degree,

courses to have the occasional aid of the

privatisation and casualization.’

the cost of fees in

their course, mapping

not by any means.

GTA’s (Graduate Teaching Assistants). Recent

comparison to what

out their future and

But then, that isn’t

graduates who come in on certain days to

But what does this mean? Literally,

they feel they get for

semi-fending for

really the point.

offer ideas and guidance in the studios and

privatisation and casualization means…

the money. Space,

themselves for the first

Because that’s not what

generally have a chat with us.

ZERO CONTRACT HOURS.

materials, support staff

time. Compared to the

students are asking for.

Extra support if you will.

And zero contract hours = zero stability.

and one on one time

classroom based

with tutors seem to be

childhood we’ve all been

More face to face time

B R I L L I A N T.

Now it’s true that within any business there

some of the main issues.

conditioned too, where

allows to increase

are always going to be overheads and costs to

On some courses I have

there are set answers

relationships between

the company in regards to each staff mem-

even heard tales of

to set questions and we

students and staff and

ber that it hires (and yes, your university is a

huge, gaping

must ask permission to

help to set concrete,

very large company with a lot of staff) so they

lecturer-shaped holes

go for a wee, this

confident foundations

have to take this into consideration when

where they haven’t

sudden shift is quite

for the students to grow

budgeting. But this percentage is small in the

been spotted for an

frankly, colossal.

from. That being said,

grander scheme of things and you have to

entire year or more…

It takes some getting

I know that my own

wonder, with such a WHOPPING HUGE jump

Now I don’t know how

used to.

tutors and lecturers

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I have often heard my

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academics and other services. Instead, it is


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However, these guys are hired based on the zero hours contract, which means that they cannot rely on that job for a steady, regular, liveable income. Which means A) they won’t be around all that much and B) the Uni can hire or dismiss them as and when it sees fit. (Which is a pretty nifty way of scrimping/

We want to hear from you.

covering their backs in terms of ye olde

What are your thoughts and opinions?

budget)

What do you hope for the future and what are your fears?

And it’s not just the TA’s who are hired this

And more importantly, what can we do?

way, other staff members including some of the seminar tutors are too. You know, the

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other guys that are of great support to us.

deep down I think we all must feel the thrum of unease running through us, through the institutions, through our society as a whole.

We’ve all experienced the recent recession and we more than likely known people first hand who have lost jobs or experienced the wage cuts that have had huge impact on people’s lives.

Money has been tight for everyone. Except of course, for those in power. 9,000 is not a small sum by any standards but especially not in our recent economic climate. And if the money isn’t being spent on the teachers, lecturers and tutors, where is it going?

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The 9,000 generations are different because

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