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Confessions of a reluctant striker

UEA is in my DNA. From the time I came to the university as a mature student in 1996 to study Politics, before going on to a MA in International Relations. I moved to another university to take my PhD and first academic post before returning as a junior lecturer in 2007. I returned to…

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UEA staff to strike over pensions dispute

The University and College Union (UCU) recently announced plans for 14 days of industrial action, beginning with a two day strike on Thursday 22 February. Staff at 61 universities including UEA have pledged their support to the action in response to pension changes that could see them losing £200,000 each during their retirement. The joint…

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Lecturers to vote on strike action

Staff at UEA will decide whether to take strike action against a new staff pension scheme in a vote. The union which represents university staff, the Universities and Colleges Union (UCU) oppose a new scheme proposed by the body representing university employers. Universities UK (UUK) intend to change the system from a defined benefits scheme…

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1/3 of medicine students no longer wish to study medicine

An online poll conducted by online student forum The Student Room has revealed that 37% of medicine students polled on the website no longer wish to study medicine. The survey, which was taken by 1,550 students, found that those studying medicine wished to end their studies as a result, of the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt’s,…

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