Tag: pensions


Universities told to refund students tuition fees

Universities have been told by the Office of the Independent Adjudicators to refund students tuition fees, following strikes earlier this year. This follows a recent announcement of potential strikes commencing at the end of November for up to eight days. The Office of the Independent Adjudicator has stated that students should be refunded at least…


UEA is back to work, but what now?

After accepting a new pensions offer, the university staff union announced there will be no further strikes. Questions on the impact of the strike action on learning are now being made to university chiefs as the assessment period approaches. An e-ballot, distributed to University and College Union (UCU) members across the country, resulted in a…


UCU suspends marking boycott following talks with UUK

The University and College Union (UCU) voted last Wednesday to suspend all industrial action which came into force on the 6th November in response to proposed changes to the pensions of university professors. One aspect of industrial action that the UCU planned to implement was a marking boycott that would see lecturers refuse to mark…