Over the course of the summer, McHarg and Mullen exchanged further letters with David Newall (Secretary of Court) and the University sought external legal advice on the matter. Although Glasgow University management maintain that the decision was was lawful, Court will be asked to review its decision to withdraw Slavonic studies at its next meeting on the 12th of October. The lawyers have since been asked to write a further letter to David Newall explaining their reasoning in more depth.
Court's decision to axe Slavonic Studies came after months of protest against proposals to close various courses within the School of Modern Languages and Cultures. The most extreme of which could have seen the abolition of German, Italian, Russian, Czech and Polish language programmes.
Honours degree programs in Czech and Polish were also abolished in 2010 without Senate consultation. It remains to be seen whether this move was also unlawful.
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