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Latest trends from UUK

Universities UK (UUK) have published their latest report on patterns and trends in higher education for 2018. The report covers the academic year for 2016-17, a total of 2,316,475 students were studying at higher education establishments within the UK. At little over 1m, 44% of those in education were new entrants onto programs at these…

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More strikes ahead?

Criticisms put forward by striking university staff towards the controversial settlement made between the University and College Union (UCU) and Universities UK (UUK) in March, have been grounded by a Joint Expert Panel (JEP) who were tasked with reviewing the 2017 valuation of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS). Many key issues have been pointed out…

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Staff pay cut could prolong strikes, say UCU

University staff who are on strike will have their pay withheld by 25 percent for every day of ‘partial performance’ at work, including not rescheduling cancelled classes. UEA emailed all staff to say that where they are taking action short of a strike (known as ASOS) in connection with the ongoing UCU industrial action, 25…

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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…

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