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  • 2 April 2020

    The government must provide immediate support to colleges and universities to ensure they can help lead the recovery when the coronavirus crisis is over In a letter…

  • 20 March 2020

    Government plans to create grades for students who exams are cancelled this summer must take into account the barriers that students from disadvantaged backgrounds…

  • 13 March 2020

    Five-day walkouts at UK universities It was a full week of disruption, pickets and demonstrations at dozens of UK universities this week as UCU strike action entered…

  • 28 February 2020

    Universities trying to intimidate students not to support striking staff Students who have backed striking staff have been threatened with punitive action by universities,…

  • 21 February 2020

    Solid support for strikes as students call on university heads to do more to solve disputes Support for the biggest ever wave of strikes on university campuses…

  • 7 February 2020

    Fourteen strike days at 74 UK universities in February and March UCU members at 74 UK universities will walk out for 14 days in February and March . The action…

  • 31 January 2020

    Ballot results mean 74 universities could now be hit with industrial action The number of UK universities that could be hit with strike action this term now stands…

  • 28 January 2020

    The UK should stop treating migrants as 'commodities to be measured', UCU said today. The union was responding to a new report from the Migration Advisory Committee…

  • 24 January 2020

    External examiners resigning in protest at universities' failings over disputes The Guardian reported yesterday that senior academics are refusing to act as external…

  • 17 January 2020

    UCU president-elect Nita Sanghera  UCU president-elect Nita Sanghera passed away on 16 January 2020 . UCU said it was such sad news for her family, her loved ones,…