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Lecturers Strike at Bradford Uni for Fair Pay

UCU members have been out at the University of Bradford on Wednesday & Thursday as part of the national dispute over pay and casualisation. Despite the weather, a dozen pickets were present on the second day when Socialist Party members locally visited the picket line. 132 more words

Iain Dalton

University academics fighting for higher pay

University academics in the University & College Union (UCU) will be taking strike action on

Wednesday 25 May and Thursday 26 May

in support of a demand for a pay rise of 5% and a commitment to tackle the gender pay gap and casualisation in higher education. 102 more words


Yes to the pay campaign, but more importantly, yes to a proper fight against casualisation!

If you are a member of the University and College Union (UCU) and work in Higher Education, over the past couple of weeks you will almost certainly have been bombarded with emails, adverts and messages exhorting you to vote YES to strike action over this year’s pay offer. 743 more words

The BME attainment gap, education and ‘the student experience’ at King’s College London

In 2014, King’s College London embarked on an enormous project to assess the value of ‘rebranding’ the university as ‘King’s London’. The project failed, with students overwhelmingly opposing the proposal, though nonetheless cost an estimated £300,000. 801 more words

Academic code

An excellent post by Acahacker on how references to casual positions (or adjuncts) are used/avoided by different levels of the University world.

Guide to using the C-word

Education Institutions

The productivity conundrum that isn't

Following George Osborne’s budget, there has been much talk of the productivity “conundrum” – the question of why the United Kingdom’s productivity levels are so… 376 more words

UK Politics

Casual Contracts in HE

This is a message from Sally Hunt sent to UCU members:

Dear colleague,

A question for you. Is the proliferation of casual contracts in higher education… 332 more words