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Our Stirling Branch UCU office has moved to C3A42

The Stirling Branch UCU office has now been relocated to the A corridor in Cottrell, in room 3A42. The office will be open all day Tuesdays as well as Wednesday afternoons, and all members of staff, whether members or non-members, are invited to drop in at any time, for a chat or a cup of

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The New Jim Bradley Award

Message from a Member: The awards and celebration of success night went really well for the Access class, and they were delighted with their awards. 12 students won £100 vouchers from the John Smith Bookshop on campus, which was very generous of them. The manager, Chris Mylles, and assistant manager, Fiona McMillan, were in attendance.

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New Subscription Rates from 1 September 2017

The Stirling Branch UCU is holding its local subscription rates the same as last year but the Head Office standard rates are rising very slightly from 1st September. You can see the new rates here. If you have any questions, please contact Pam at PMcGibbon2@ucu.org.uk.

A consultative e-ballot on HE pay is now live

The consultative e-ballot on higher education pay is now live, following the decisions of HE conference and HEC.  It opened on Tuesday 4 July 2017 and it will close on Friday 28 July. The e-ballot is being supervised by the national campaigns team. Replacing missing e-ballots If members encounter any issues with receiving the email

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Further information

Calendar of events for 2017 / 2018

The UCU calendar of events for the next year can be found here. All training courses are free of charge to UCU members.

Reps’ Training Courses – Places still available

Places are still available on the following training courses for Scotland. Due to current funding criteria the course below are only open to reps in Scotland. Rep 1: Induction, 21 – 23 August 2017 Edinburgh For more about the course and link to the course application form please click here. Effective Negotiating & Bargaining, 28

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Gender Identity Guides

You can see two very useful documents here, one on Gender Identity and one on an LGBT Guide to Language in Use: https://www.ucu.org.uk/media/8600/Guide-to-Gender-Identity-May-17/pdf/Guide_to_gender_identity_may_17.pdf https://www.ucu.org.uk/media/8602/LGBT-a-guide-to-language-in-use-May-17/pdf/LGBT__language_May_17.pdf

Donation given in support of Turkish academics

UCU President Rob Goodfellow recently spoke at UCU Scotland Congress on the plight of Turkish academics and teachers who, amongst other things, have been subject to dismissal, employment blacklisting, passport seizure and denial of medical care.  The Turkish Trade Union, Egitim Sen, is paying monthly sums to affected individuals and efforts are being made to

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