Just a selection of #hellocolin tweets aimed at Cardiff’s Vice Chancellor about the UCU strikes
There was even a Caterpillar cake
The last few weeks have seen strikes taking place with students in support. Today saw a Q&A session take place with Cardiff University's Vice Chancellor Colin Riordan and it's safe to say the reactions of student and staff did not disappoint.
Here is a compilation of the top tweets from the trend #HelloColin.
Brevity from Colin
— Simon Wood (@MrSimonWood) March 5, 2018
How Colin might be feeling
— CardiffUni Rank&File (@CURF_) February 26, 2018
A reminder of why the strikes started and why the Q&A is needed
— Karin Wahl-Jorgensen (@KarinWahlJ) February 27, 2018
— Katie Lewis (@KJSLewis) March 5, 2018
Really important that colleagues in senior management engage in discussions with us about big issues like this. I am beginning to wonder whether Colin exists and who is really writing those all staff e-mails ?? #helloColin pic.twitter.com/mCR1xfcxbp
— Rhiannon Phillips (@Nannon_Phillips) March 2, 2018
— Mary Heimann (@maryheimann) March 5, 2018
— Claire Earlie (@ClaireEarlie) February 26, 2018
Summary of how Question Time went
— Mark Williams (@ExileonWainSt) March 5, 2018
"Top 10 UK and world top 100 university".
Where's the banner that says "Thanks to our hard working staff"???
— Carina Girvan (@cgirvan) February 26, 2018
Some real quotes
Patrick Sutton: "A lot of the frustration in the room comes from the fact that you haven't been proactive enough in taking action on this. You have more power than we do" #hellocolin #USSstrike #ucustrike
— Karin Wahl-Jorgensen (@KarinWahlJ) March 5, 2018
If our VC now admits that the pension reform is both unfair and fundamentally flawed, why did we have to strike for him to understand that? Can we get compensated for our lost income then? ??♀️ #ucustrike #hellocolin
— Lina Dencik (@LinaDencik) March 5, 2018
At least there was a strong turnout
— Isobel Ward (@IsobelLWard) March 5, 2018
— Ben Rice (@BenRicePhotos) February 28, 2018
With student support too
— Jane Henderson (@LJaneHenderson) March 5, 2018
"As students writing this, we stand by our lecturers and believe that their demands are justified"
6,000 @cardiffuni STUDENTS HAVE NOW SIGNED PETITION! @katiewalt_ #hellocolin will you now reply to students?
How long will @cardiffstudents ignore them?https://t.co/IGtByUzMuH
— Dr Steven Stanley is on Strike! (@Dr_SteveStanley) March 3, 2018
And puppy support
— Victoria Edwards (@v1ckyedward5) February 26, 2018
A seasonal approach
The @ucu action isn't over. Snowman isn't impressed by the latest #hellocolin email, carefully avoiding the words "we support" and "our staff" in the same sentence. See you on Monday @CardiffUCU pic.twitter.com/6SvBBHsHYM
— Davide (@dacrivelli) March 2, 2018
A personal approach
— Andy Williams (@llantwit) March 5, 2018
— Neil Harris (@drneilharris) February 27, 2018
The Q&A was complete with a boxing ring…
— Wouter Poortinga (@wouterpoortinga) February 26, 2018
Keep em coming Cardiff