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Calendar of events

UCU events and other notable dates during the next twelve months.

Please note that most UCU meetings and events are currently taking place online. Please check individual event pages for further details.

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Higher education committee
10 July 2020, 10:30AM for one day
Health and safety in higher education - UCU response to the Covid-19 pandemic and for a safe return to work on campus.
13 July 2020, 06:30PM for one hour
Empower and educate
14 July 2020, 06:00PM for 3 hours
Tuesday 8 July, 6-9pm: join us online with Billy Bragg, Grace Blakeley, Ann Pettifor, Dalia Gebrial, Faiza Shaheen, Sonia Adesara and Gary Younge for an evening of discussion about how education has the power to transform minds & transform society.
Online and blended teaching
15 July 2020, 01:00PM for one hour
A webinar for branch officers exploring some of the challenges faced by UCU members given uncertainty over delivery demands in the autumn.
A Green New Deal for colleges and universities
17 July 2020, 02:30PM for 90 minutes
An online event with Jo Grady, UCU general secretary, Graham Petersen, Greener Jobs Alliance and Quinn Runkle, SOS-UK
Digital organising for UCU activists
20 July 2020, 01:00PM for one hour
Webinar on digital organising as part of our Fund the Future campaign, with speakers from UCU headquarters and local reps.
ACE end of term catch up
21 July 2020, 01:00PM for one hour
Online catch-up for members working in adult and community education to share experiences of the Covid-19 crisis, the return in the autumn, and what our Fund the Future campaign should look like in ACE.
Decolonising our institutions
22 July 2020, 01:00PM for one hour
With Shalini Sharma and Julianna Ojinaka.
GTAs are workers too!
24 July 2020, 01:00PM for one hour
An online session aimed at members working as Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) (or similar), co-hosted by UCU and PandemicPGRs who have been campaigning for the rights of PGRs during the Covid-19 crisis.
Successful campaigns against job cuts in HE
24 July 2020, 01:00PM for one hour
Online session.
Protecting staff on casualised contracts
28 July 2020, 12:30PM for 90 minutes
Members on casualised contracts are at the front line of the cuts being made as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. Join us to hear about how the Fund the Future campaign can be used to protect these members and to hear from activists leading the fight against the threats.