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  • 28 August 2019

    Responding to the prime minister's decision on Wednesday to prorogue parliament from mid-September, UCU general secretary Jo Grady said: 'The Prime Minister's move…

  • 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,…

  • 8 July 2019

    UCU has welcomed plans from the TUC to ensure that working people and education are at the heart of a transition towards a low-carbon greener economy. The TUC has…

  • 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…

  • 24 May 2019

    Jo Grady elected UCU general secretary Jo Grady has been elected UCU general secretary on a record turnout. The senior lecturer in employment relations at the University…

  • 17 May 2019

    Staff and students at SOAS will stage a protest at the university today at 2pm against the extreme right-wing party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) and the support…

  • 26 April 2019

    UCU warns against knee-jerk reaction to increase in pension costs UCU has warned universities against making any knee-jerk cuts to jobs or pension benefits in response…

  • 29 March 2019

    Confused message from government calling for better teaching but not improved grades There was another weekend attack on universities from the government on Sunday…

  • 22 March 2019

    Strikes at five colleges this week with progress in some disputes UCU members at West Thames College, South Bank College, Croydon College, Bradford College and…

  • 20 March 2019

    Responding to a report from the Higher Education Policy Institute on the tax and national insurance contributions of international students who stay in the UK to…