UAL statement on the permitted occupation of London College of Communication
There is no link between UAL and any motion of no confidence by Arts Students’ Union regarding their sabbatical officer, Sahaya James. This is an internal matter for Arts SU, which is an independent organisation from UAL.
There is no sanction on students who took part in the recent occupation of London College of Communication, UAL. This took place with UAL’s permission under the occupation protocol.
A sabbatical officer of the Students’ Union has been asked by UAL to explain actions which put student health and safety at risk during the permitted occupation. UAL is bound to investigate such matters, as with any student. Without anticipating the findings, similar previous investigations have resulted in a warning rather than a sanction. This is without prejudice to the sabbatical officer’s right to protest.