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Roberta writes to Universities Minister over Office for Students appointments

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Roberta writes to Universities Minister over Office for Students appointments

Like many people, Roberta has been concerned by the appointment of Toby Young to the board of the newly created Office for Students.
Both his lack of experience in academia, and his past comments about women, sexuality and working-class people, suggest that he not the right person to fill this public position.
 
As Labour co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary University Group, Roberta has written to Jo Johnson, the Minister responsible for Universities, to ask that he make public the criteria by which he and his department deemed Toby Young to be a suitable candidate for the role, and which aspects of the job description he met.
 
Roberta further asked that he put in the public domain all the information related to the appointment process for all the board members, to clarify the criteria and processes used.
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