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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…

  • 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…

  • 16 July 2020

    UCU today accused ministers of using a looming financial crisis to try and impose severe restrictions on universities. Government guidance  says not all universities…

  • 10 July 2020

    Gavin Williamson speech response: Road to recovery must not involve cutting access to education Yesterday UCU slammed the government's latest plans for further…