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Sign-up for picketing

Published: 12th January, 2018

Picketing co-ordinators may have already been in touch with you regarding picketing. If not, please fill out the form below and you will be put on the rota and assigned a picketing location. Picketing will take place between 7.30 and 12.30 each strike day. It is very important that all members participate in picketing activity…

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Pensions: Vote now

Published: 17th November, 2017

Further details: https://www.ucu.org.uk/strikeforuss

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Pressure grows on University of Leeds as more MPs back striking staff.

Published: 30th October, 2017

Further details: https://www.ucu.org.uk/article/8975/Pressure-grows-on-University-of-Leeds-as-more-MPs-back-striking-staff

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Finance Update

Published: 9th June, 2017

This time last year, the University of Leicester’s ‘Leadership Team’ was forecasting a financial deficit for 2016/17 of £12.2 million. This predicted ‘black hole’ was used as a pretext to inflict 150 or more compulsory redundancies on staff. University of Leicester UCU’s analysis (see Trying to Achieve Excellence by Aiming for the Average) debunked the…

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Freedom or Reputation?

Published: 9th June, 2017

Academic freedom is under attack – in Turkey, in Hungary and elsewhere. The University of Leicester’s president and vice-chancellor, in a recent article for Times Higher (How should universities respond when academic freedom is under threat? (13 May), quotes with approval European University Association president Rolf Tarrach: ‘university autonomy and academic freedom are crucial for…

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From FLAME to FAME to… infamy?

Published: 15th February, 2017

A report on the University of Leicester Business School (February 2017)

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End-of-year message, Dec 2016

Published: 15th December, 2016

15 December 2016 Dear Colleague It’s been quite a year at the University of Leicester! We’ve no doubt all been transformed by the experience – though whether institutionally so is another question. For some of our colleagues – notably those at the Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning the months of uncertainty and anxiety have not…

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