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Ballot for election of UCU national officers and executive

Feb 6th, 2019 | By

Ballot material for the election of UCU national officers and executive committee members will be arriving in the post over the next few days. You can find out more about the process here.  Please remember to use your vote and have your say on who is elected to these important roles within the union. All

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A ten point update on the USS dispute

Jan 29th, 2019 | By

A brief recap In April 2018 UCU members voted to set up a joint expert panel (JEP) to look at the USS valuation. Following this agreement, Universities UK formally withdrew its proposal to replace the guaranteed pension with a pension that would have been based on stock market performance. UCU estimated that this proposal, if

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UCU Calendar for the first half of 2019

Jan 15th, 2019 | By

The UCU Scotland calendar for the first part of 2019 gives an indication of the activities from January until the end of May. These could be subject to change so if you plan to attend any of them, it could be advisable to check first. http://ucustirling.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/UCU-Scotland-Calendar-2019.docx



UCU Reps’ Training Programme – Free of charge

Jan 15th, 2019 | By

The UCU Reps‘ training programme is designed to equip reps with the skills and knowledge they need to effectively represent members. With this in mind there are still places available on the following courses Introduction to Learning Reps’ role and function, 5 March 2019, Birmingham. Duration: 1 day. For more about the course and a

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Cradle to Grave Conference, 16 February, Manchester

Jan 15th, 2019 | By

Come and join in the conversation at UCU’s Cradle to Grave conference, 16 February in Manchester. The Cradle to Grave series of conferences provide a unique opportunity to discuss current issues with top speakers from the world of politics and education. This year’s conference will take place in Manchester and Shadow Secretary of State for

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Inquiry into racial harassment in higher education

Jan 15th, 2019 | By

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched an inquiry to understand the types of racial harassment experienced at publicly funded higher education institutions (HEIs), such as universities or higher education colleges. They want to hear from staff and students who have experienced, witnessed or helped in an incident of racial harassment from September 2015

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Come and celebrate the 1st anniversary of the ‘Great Strike’

Jan 15th, 2019 | By

Let’s all get together again and celebrate the 1st Anniversary of the Great Strike for Higher Education! Come to the Meadowpark on Friday 1st March, from 4.00pm onwards and PARTY!



Transforming Lives – One of our best campaigns

Jan 10th, 2019 | By

Dear colleague In my opinion Transforming Lives is one of the best campaigns this union has run. By using the real stories of teachers and learners the project demonstrates the real value of further education to the wider world and clearly articulates the need for proper funding and support for the sector. Sally Hunt UCU

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How to contact our Membership Team

Jan 9th, 2019 | By

A question we are frequently asked is “How do I contact the Membership Department?” Their email address is membership@ucu.org.uk and their telephone number is 0333 207 0719. If you are leaving Stirling and wish to cancel your subscription, transfer it to another location or transfer it to our Central Group for either retired or unemployed

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Lunchtime ‘Byte’ – Workload discussion

Nov 26th, 2018 | By

UCU STIRLING BRANCH GENERAL MEETING Wednesday 12 December Details to follow