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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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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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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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UCU wins right to strike for migrant workers

Sep 18th, 2018 | By

After months of campaigning by UCU, including most recently the threat of legal action, the home secretary, Sajid Javid, announced that he will be changing the immigration rules to ensure that migrant workers will now be able to play a full part in legal strike action without fearing the impact on their immigration status. This is a

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USS Update

Sep 18th, 2018 | By


Health and Safety Reps’ course – Glasgow, August 2018

Jun 19th, 2018 | By

A Health and Safety Reps’ course is being arranged in Glasgow on 20, 21 and 22 August 2018 . Please register here: https://www.ucu.org.uk/article/7813/HS-1-Induction-Health–safety-reps-role-and-functions-20-22-August-2018-Glasgow This course is free of charge to members and the information gained will be very useful for your future.



Focus group on gender based violence support cards

Jun 19th, 2018 | By

We are working to help Universities Scotland produce a support card for staff working in higher education.  The idea is that staff will be issued with the cards so that they are able to deal appropriately in the event of a student or staff member disclosing that they have been a subject of gender based

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Two teach-outs held at the Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum

Mar 15th, 2018 | By

During the strike weeks, two excellent and informative teach-outs were held at the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum. Over 50 members attended the first meeting that had attracted a number of interesting speakers including three students who spoke about their support for UCU and their justification for the strike. The second teach-out was equally

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