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New voluntary service: CV help for members

Nov 8th, 2017 | By

A new voluntary service is available for members who are worried that their CVs are out of date or need to be redesigned. Every Wednesday morning the UCU office will  open between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon, by appointment only, to help members with their CVs. This is not a service that is offered by

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Our Stirling Branch UCU office has moved to C3A42

Jul 26th, 2017 | By

Our Stirling Branch UCU office relocated to the A corridor in Cottrell, in room 3A42, last year. The office is open all day Tuesdays as well as Wednesday afternoons, and all members of staff, whether UCU members or non-members, are invited to drop in at any time, either impromptu or by appointment, for a chat

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Calendar of events for 2017 / 2018

Jul 5th, 2017 | By

The UCU calendar of events for the next 6 months can be found here. All training courses are free of charge to UCU members.



Donation given in support of Turkish academics

Jun 5th, 2017 | By

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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Call for messages of support – Plymouth Marjon University

Jun 5th, 2017 | By

Plymouth Marjon University call for messages of support over redundancies Plymouth Marjon University (formerly The University of St Mark & St John) is in the process of pushing through 86 to 75 FTE redundancies in order to adapt to falling student enrolments and a reduction in projected income, while rejecting alternatives offered by staff and

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Gender pay gap in HE – our new report

Jun 5th, 2017 | By

UCU’s 2015/16 higher education gender pay gap data report, published today, shows that the gap remains at 12% for all academics. This is driven by a continuing gender imbalance among senior academics, with women making up more than half of early career academics but only 23% of professors at universities UK wide.



Academic freedom: a neglected right in the UK

Jun 5th, 2017 | By

A new report shows nearly a quarter of academics say they have been bullied because of their views and that the UK has significantly lower levels of protection for academic freedom when compared to other EU countries. The wide ranging survey was commissioned by UCU as part of our campaign to define and protect academic freedom

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The New Jim Bradley Award

May 5th, 2017 | By

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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Advance notice of ‘final offer’ communication on Friday 28 April

Apr 26th, 2017 | By

The higher education committee (HEC) met on 21 April and made a number of important decisions in regards to the next steps in this year’s pay negotiations. The purpose of this update is to provide branches with advance notice that on Thursday 27 April, the national employers’ representatives at UCEA will make a final offer

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London Metropolitan Uni UCU

Apr 26th, 2017 | By

Dear colleagues I wrote to you last month advising of the protracted dispute at London Metropolitan University and the attempts made by the local branch officers in the last few months to negotiate a resolution. I further advised that the higher education committee (HEC) had taken the decision in October to invoke the first stage

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