The University of Wales has been slammed for failing to provide free counselling services for WUWs, after the university confirmed that the only course offered is “social justice and equality” courses.
In a statement, the university said: “The University of Swansea is providing an in-person course to WUWS students.
We are unable to offer this course to all WUWT students because of the limited availability of the available resources.”
The university added that the course was not open to all students, but that it would be “open for all WSUW students who are seeking the courses offered by the WUWN”.
“There is no reason why the WSUWT students should not be offered access to the courses,” the statement read.
“This is the same course that the University of Wollongong is offering.”WUWT members will be notified in due course of availability of a full-length course in the areas of social justice and gender equity, as well as an in depth examination of how the UK is failing its students.
“The courses are designed to provide an indepth understanding of issues and practices in social justice, and gender equality, and to help WUWE members develop their skills to address issues affecting our society.”
It added that it was “extremely disappointed” that WUWC members had been left out of the free counselling programme, which had been “a significant success for WSUWB students and WUWW members”.
“It is deeply disappointing that the university failed to provide any information about its availability or to ensure that members were not left out in the cold.”
This is clearly a situation where we do not have a fully transparent, open, and fair process in place.
“We are working hard to provide a clear and transparent information about our free counselling course programme so members can understand the importance of our free courses.”
The statement added that “the university is committed to providing a free course for WUGW members and WUGWB members, but we cannot do this as the university is unable to provide the necessary funding to complete the course”.
In a letter to WUGWR, the WUGB president said:”It would appear that a full year’s full time course in social work is not being offered to members, so we are requesting that WUGWM be given access to that course.”
Please continue to ensure the WBUW is able to complete this course.
The WBUWC should not have to rely on the university’s limited resources.
“A WUGWC spokesperson said: ‘The university has stated that it is not providing a full course of social work.
We have no reason to believe this is the case, and we have not received any confirmation of this.’
We are therefore in the process of asking the university for further information about this issue.’WUGWB is the union representing WUWB staff members.
The university said it was looking into the issue.