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  • 12 July 2019

    Racism in universities is "widespread and widely tolerated" On Saturday, the Guardian ran a huge expose of racism of university campuses. The paper said its findings,…

  • 5 July 2019

    71% of university staff say insecure contracts have damaged their mental health Staff in UK universities working on insecure contracts say the lack of security…

  • 4 July 2019

    Students and parents attending open days at the University of Cambridge will be met by protestors keen to lift the lid on the exploitative use of students and hourly-paid…

  • 3 July 2019

    Report says staff are working unpaid, holding down multiple jobs and struggling to pay the bills The UCU report says higher education staff are putting off long-term…

  • 28 June 2019

    Staff on casual contracts visiting food banks as they struggle to make ends meet Staff on insecure contracts working in further, adult and prison education are…

  • 21 June 2019

    81% of vice-chancellors still allowed to attend meeting that sets their pay Despite calls to improve transparency around senior pay at universities, four-fifths…

  • 14 June 2019

    Strike ballot at Sandwell College as row over sacked lecturer escalates The row at Sandwell College over the "heavy-handed" sacking of UCU activist Dave Muritu…

  • 13 June 2019

    UCU has said that improvements in student satisfaction are built on the goodwill of staff, and action on workload and job security is needed to ensure that the…

  • 7 June 2019

    UCU warns of September strike ballot over USS pensions Universities risk prompting a wave of industrial action across UK campuses later this year if they do not…

  • 1 June 2019

    UCU congress 2019 It was a busy bank holiday weekend in Harrogate for delegates at UCU's annual congress. The three-day conference covered a whole host of policy…