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Quality against casualisation – two case studies from further education in the South-West

UCU has been saying for years that casualised contracts affect the quality of education. We’ve argued that employers with highly casualised workforces often struggle to ensure that there are guaranteed staff for who areas of provision and that employers struggle to recruit and retain staff, leading to high turnover and neglect of professional development. 458 more words

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Catch-22: The struggle to do research on a temporary teaching-only contract

Since 2013 I’ve been fortunate enough to be on a permanent contract as a lecturer, with teaching and research in my workload. But for the past two years after finishing my PhD, this was a much different situation, as I was on casualised teaching-only contracts. 800 more words

Putting money where my mouth is: Presenting on casualisation and edtech at Moodleposium

I am just writing up an abstract for the upcoming Moodleposium conference, here in Canberra in November. I toyed with several different topics (digital badges, using marking guides, etc.) but I decided to  296 more words

Heigh ho, heigh ho, it's off to work we go...

Do you have the sort of job that is secure, full-time and that pays you holiday (vacation) leave and sick pay? Is it a job that encourages you to strive to achieve your best and that offers a career path and promotion? 834 more words