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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

UK

How to Start an Anti-Casualisation Campaign

The following short guide was written by FACE activists and posted on the FACE Campaign Wiki. This is a free resource for information on local anti-casualisation campaigns, open to and editable by all. 1,295 more words

Casualisation

UCU's recent anti-casualisation work 

I always find it irritating when people say UCU does nothing to fight against casualisation. Here’s a round up of recent activity which was sent to the anti-casualisation mailing list: 182 more words

Digital Universities