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APOLOGIES THAT THE LINKS ARE NOT ALL WORKING

Mar 8th, 2017 | By

I am sorry that the links are not all working at the moment. We are trying to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. Pam.



Universities’ performance in TEF should not be linked to tuition fees

Mar 8th, 2017 | By

Dear colleagues Recently, the House of Lords backed an amendment to the higher education (HE) bill that says universities’ performance in the teaching excellence framework (TEF) should not be linked to the tuition fees they are allowed to charge. This is a significant blow for the government and the result of a great deal of

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Result of ‘penny poll’ research in the Atrium

Mar 5th, 2017 | By

Those of you who were approached and asked to put a coin in a glass, in the Atrium, on Wednesday, 1st March, will be interested to learn the result of the poll: PAY                             11% JOB SECURITY       33% WORKLOAD            45% OTHER                      11% Thanks to everyone who participated.



Introducing ‘My UCU’

Jan 24th, 2017 | By

Later this year, UCU will be updating its membership portal and support site to create ‘My UCU’ – a mobile device friendly portal where members can manage their own personal information and log support requests.



National model claims on casualisation and the gender pay gap

Jan 19th, 2017 | By

Dear colleague, On 20 December, the general secretary wrote to all higher education (HE) branch officers to set out the higher education committee (HEC) strategy for pursuing claims on casualisation and the gender pay gap at institution level. While we continue to work with the University and College Employers Association (UCEA) at a UK level

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Last chance to have your say on academic freedom

Jan 19th, 2017 | By

Dear colleague, UCU’s education committee has been undertaking research into the current status of, and protection for, academic freedom in UK higher education, with a view to making a report to the UCU congress in 2017. We have been working with Professor Terence Karran (University of Lincoln) on this issue, including a survey of members’ personal experience regarding the protection

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Support the NSS boycott

Jan 19th, 2017 | By

Like UCU, NUS has a long standing policy of raising concerns about the NSS both in terms of its positioning of students as passive customers and in its use for internal performance management. UCU and NUS have agreed that our branches and local unions should seek to reach a joint position on the campaign locally

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Scholarly Copyright Licence 25.01.2017

Jan 19th, 2017 | By

The University of Stirling is part of the first tranche of universities to adopt the Scholarly Copyright Licence. This licence will allow researchers to use and distribute his or her publications even when these works remain under publishers’ embargo.  The UCU Executive has been briefed on the details of this scheme and has no objection

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UCU Scotland in brief …

Jan 18th, 2017 | By

Governance Act We have received an update from the higher education minister, Shirley-Anne Somerville, on the timescales for implementing the governance act and outlining when different aspects of the act will come into force.  The letter received is attached.  In line with what we’d previously been informed the provisions of the act were commenced at

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Cradle to the Grave conference – 11 February – London

Dec 20th, 2016 | By

Dear colleague, This is your final chance to sign up for the Cradle to Grave conference on 11 February between 10:00am and 3:00pm in central London. Tickets are free to members but the deadline for applications is tomorrow, 16 December. You can apply for your ticket here. Following the vote to leave the European Union

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