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  • 2 October 2020

    Manchester Metropolitan locked down 1,700 students on Friday night Last Friday night, Manchester Metropolitan University told around 1,700 students to self-isolate…

  • 28 August 2020

    Scapegoats, U-turns, dithering and confusion reign in Westminster It's been another week of scapegoating, dithering and U-turns from the Westminster government.…

  • 21 August 2020

    A-level results chaos This week has been a grade-A government fiasco . It began with A-level students facing complete chaos . Last week they had received grades…

  • 14 August 2020

    A-level chaos and confusion as minister accused of making up policy on the hoof A-level results day was one of chaos and confusion , rather than celebration yesterday.…

  • 13 August 2020

    Students have spent much of this year working incredibly hard in unprecedented circumstances. School closures have particularly impacted the least affluent, who…

  • 31 July 2020

    New study demonstrates huge local economic impact of universities amid bankruptcy fears Universities typically support up to one additional job in the immediate…

  • 24 July 2020

    Universities to cut thousands of academics on fixed-term contracts On Monday, the Financial Times reported that UK universities are cutting thousands of academics…

  • 23 July 2020

    UCU has welcomed calls by the Labour Party for the government to ensure no university is allowed to fail, but said that more needed to be done now to protect the…

  • 23 July 2020

    Staff, students, politicians and authors will be among the protesters at an online rally protesting against the University of Portsmouth's plans to slash jobs in…

  • 17 July 2020

    UCU accuses ministers of using looming financial crisis to try and impose severe restrictions on universities Yesterday UCU attacked the government's most recent…