Professor Philip Thickett

Subject: Professor Philip Thickett
From: Jack Hogan on Behalf of all Media Students
Date: 15 Dec 2016

Dear Professor Upton,

We are writing to you regarding the recent announcement of Professor Philip Thickett, Head of Birmingham School of Media' dismissal. Students at the university are shocked and saddened by this announcement.

Professor Thickett is a man who all students love and adore and one who is very approachable and kind hearted in ensuring that students have the best experience possible. He has been surpportive and helpful to so many different students, this can be seen across so many different opinions of student in the school of media. We can not stress enough how important Philip is to the school and what dismissing him would mean to so many students.

We would also point out that Professor Thickett is someone who loves this institution and has dedicated all of his time to making it a place that students and staff are welcome and feel part of the family. He is also a Staff governor and therefore contributes an awful lot to this university.

Please can we ask for an explanation on this and can we also ask you to reconsider your decision and take the students views on board! We have lots of evidence to suggest both staff and students support Professor Philip Thickett.

Jack Hogan on behalf of media students.