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Solidarity: A letter of support for Kate Aughterson

by Karina Evans

Dear individuals responsible for the decision to terminate the employment of Dr. Kate Aughterson,

I am writing this letter to express my profound concern and utter disappointment regarding your choice. The decision you have made has left me deeply troubled about the state of our education system. Have you considered the impact that the dismissal of such exceptional individuals will have?

Dr. Kate Aughterson should have never been subjected to the possibility of losing her position. I have had the privilege of being her student; of witnessing her remarkable expertise, her unwavering dedication to her students, and her unparalleled commitment to nurturing and supporting the future generation of academics. She is truly extraordinary.

Before reaching this conclusion, did you take the time to consult with her students? Have you considered their perspective and the profound effect that the termination of Dr. Aughterson's employment would have on their academic journeys?

It is my sincere hope that you will reconsider this decision and recognise the invaluable contribution that Dr. Kate Aughterson brings to the University of Brighton. The loss of such an exceptional mind would be an irreplaceable detriment to the educational community as a whole.

Yours sincerely,

Karina Evans

MA Creative Writing

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