I would like to retain Cecile Chagnaud as a lecturer in the Film BA (Hons) course in Lasalle, College of the Arts.

It has been brought to attention that Cecile Chagnaud, the Editing lecturer for the Film BA (Hons) course in Lasalle, College of the Arts, has not have her contract renewed for the entire of the following Academic Year of 2018/2019. This means that she will not be around to teach Semester 2, from 7 Jan 2019-28 Apr 2019.

This decision by the Management will bring about an inevitable disruption in the Semester's scheduling and planning of student consultations. As most of us have been consulting Cecile since early last year and are familiar with her teaching methods.

She has also been an incredible mentor that has supported students in addition to her classes by providing countless advice on every film she has been overseeing. This includes her inclusion in the preparations for previous graduation shows (also known as Lasalle's Avant Premiere). This has encouraged and aided the students of the Film cohort immensely.

Furthermore, the plan to abruptly change lecturers does not further improve the welfare of the students in the Film (BA) Hons course. This affects all of the students from Year 1 to Year 3, and this will also affect our Thesis Film projects as we need to re-familiarize ourselves and our work with a new lecturer. 

We implore you to retain our Editing lecturer, Cecile Chagnaud, so we may finish our education smoothly for the following year of 2019. 

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