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On Tutoring and Border Policing

Four Corners recently aired an ‘expose’ of the Australian university system: a report purportedly focused on the increased profit focus and subsequent academic erosion of the tertiary sector that instead had more to say about the border than about capital. 1,410 more words


The Two Tier Future of Employment in UK Higher Education

Please note the update at the end which I added a few hours after posting this.

From discussion of TeachHigher at the last meeting of the University of Warwick’s Board of Graduate Studies: 875 more words

Too Big To Ignore

The Penalty Rate Debate is nothing new.

There will always be a small percentage of employers who do not believe they should pay their workers any more than minimum wage. 570 more words


Precarious philosophy

The casualisation of teaching in the UK Higher Education sector has been on the increase for a good few years. More and more teaching is been done by people on short-term contracts, often on an hourly-paid basis. 1,079 more words


Honours and dishonour

Yesterdays honours list has me thinking, our present and hopefully short term PM has  given the top four honours to women and a knighthood to an old man who  has so much he could have rolled over and asked his wife for a knighthood but let’s get back to the four women. 453 more words

A Word From Signe

Zero-Hours and Fixed-Term Contracts in Higher Education

My UCU branch commissioned me to write an article on zero-hours contracts in higher education for the newsletter, it’s very much aimed at UCU members (and at getting more people unionised), but is still a useful summary and there isn’t a huge amount of information out there. 2,311 more words

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