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  • 22 May 2020

    UCU calls for government support as poll shows students may defer study and consider changing university Government must underwrite loss of income to safeguard…

  • 15 May 2020

    Unions set out five tests government and colleges must meet before staff and students can return Staff and student safety must be guaranteed before colleges can…

  • 8 May 2020

    Government support package for universities brings conditions but no new money A much-anticipated announcement from the government on support for universities finally…

  • 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…

  • 6 March 2020

    UCU sets out path for real change for higher education and an end to the strikes UCU said yesterday that it believed agreements that could put the union and the…

  • 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…

  • 17 February 2020

    UCU members at 74 universities will begin 14 days of strikes on 20 February in the largest wave of strikes ever seen on UK campuses.

  • 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…