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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 10 May 2019

    UCU says members will make final decision on future of USS UCU said yesterday that it will be members who ultimately decide the next steps in the dispute over the…

  • 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…

  • 7 December 2018

    UCU dismisses colleges' "insulting" pay offer UCU yesterday described a pay offer of just 1% from the Association of Colleges (AoC) as a wholly inadequate response…

  • 23 November 2018

    First wave of strikes in English colleges to begin on 28 November UCU members at six English colleges will be taking strike action on Wednesday and Thursday as…

  • 9 November 2018

    UCU challenges MPs over possibility of universities going bust After days of fatalistic headlines for universities covering the quality of degrees , funding cuts…

  • 14 September 2018

    It was a busy few days for UCU delegates at the 150th anniversary TUC in Manchester this week UCU's general secretary Sally Hunt had the honour of opening the 150…

  • 20 July 2018

    Autumn strike warnings as UCU says staff need decent pay offer UCU said it was disappointed that the employers' representatives, the Association of Colleges (AoC),…

  • 27 April 2018

    College accounts reveal bumper pay rises for principals in 2016/17 Seventeen college principals earned over £200,000 in 2016/17, while over a third enjoyed a pay…