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…


Four alternatives to strike compensation

Eight hundred and seventeen pounds and eighty-five pence. By adding up module credits, lectures missed and lectures per week, apparently, that’s how much the university owes me in compensation. It’s probably not taking into account my astronomically low attendance, or the fact that the entirety of the £9000 we pay isn’t spent on tuition fees,…

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