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  • 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…

  • 15 March 2019

    Ten colleges face strike action in third wave of walkouts Tes has reported that UCU members at 10 English colleges will be taking three days' strike action next…

  • 15 March 2019

    UCU members at 10 English colleges will be taking three days' strike action next week in the fight for fair pay and conditions. Members at West Thames College will…

  • 1 March 2019

    UCU general secretary Sally Hunt resigns for health reasons UCU general secretary Sally Hunt has resigned for health reasons. The union's national executive committee…

  • 22 February 2019

    Angela Rayner tells UCU members free-market experiment in higher education has failed Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner was among the speakers at UCU's annual…

  • 15 February 2019

    Deeply unpopular Teaching Excellence Framework not fit for purpose say staff A UCU-commissioned report released yesterday said the Teaching Excellence Framework…

  • 13 February 2019

    UCU members at Coventry University are being balloted for industrial action in a row over pay. Members are being asked to back both strike action and action short…

  • 11 February 2019

    ​Following the resignation of the vice-chancellor of De Montfort University Dominic Shellard, UCU has called for a shake-up of governance at universities. There…

  • 8 February 2019

    Bullying and stereotyping blocking professorial path for black women, says report A culture of bullying and stereotyping means black academics have to work harder…