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Help decide the next phase of our response to Covid at the 30 September special HE sector conference (SHESC) 

Help decide the next phase of our response to Covid at the 30 September special HE sector conference (SHESC)  Finally, please don’t forget about the special higher education sector conference on 30 September. This will make important decisions about the next phase in the union’s response to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, including how to defend

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News

Information from UCU Scotland – September 2020

Latest UCU branch guidance  Updated Scottish Government guidance for Universities Updated Scottish Government guidance for universities, colleges and accommodation providers on safe returns to campus was published this week. UCU welcomed the recognition that it won’t be campus life as normal this year, but expressed concerns that remote learning is not explicitly the default position,

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Latest branch circulars from Head Office

Please see below the latest branch circulars for your information. UCU/1038 On-line interim Congress, 28-30 October 2020: arrangements including registration and late motionsThe arrangements for an on-line interim Congress meeting are issued here, including registration (deadline: 17:00, Friday 16 October) and the submission of late motions and amendments (deadline: 12 noon, Friday 2 October). There

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UCU has called on the Government and universities to switch to fully online teaching

Dear colleague, UCU has called on the government and universities to switch to fully online teaching as the default for the duration of next term. We have not taken this decision lightly but we believe that it is in the best interests of staff, students and the public. Read the story outlining our position here.

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Further information

USS update – Member webinar

Member webinar Our role in protecting members’ pensions Thursday 17 September 15:30 This is the second in a series of webinars to help keep you up to date on the scheme, your pension and planning for the future. Register to take part This time our Chief Pensions Officer Helen McEwan will be joined by new

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Union Office working hours

Although the Union Office on campus has closed until further notice, it is open remotely and emails are being received and replied to on a regular basis. Working times are the same as the usual office hours: 9.30 – 5.00 on Tuesdays and half day on Wednesdays.  Pam  (Mobile in case of emergency: 07761 976102)

Would you like to receive help from a Caseworker?

UCU Stirling Branch has a number of volunteer trained Caseworkers who are willing to assist other members when they have a problem at work. If you would like to contact a Caseworker for advice or to accompany you to a meeting, please complete this form and send it, in confidence, to Pam (pmcgibbon2@ucu.org.uk), in the

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