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Academic Freedom

Open Letter to Nishan Canagarajah, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Leicester

Published: 14th July, 2021

14 July 2021 Dear Professor Canagarajah We are deeply disappointed that having attended one dispute resolution meeting – on 20 May 2021 at our express invitation – you have elected to stay away from subsequent meetings. Nevertheless, we assume that the deputy vice-chancellor is keeping you fully briefed. At the most recent such meeting, on…

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The Global Academic Boycott: An Explainer for Prof. Edmund Burke

Published: 25th June, 2021

During a dispute resolution meeting on 23 June 2021, your Deputy Vice-Chancellor Edmund Burke wondered why National UCU had launched a global academic boycott against the University of Leicester on 4 May 2021. Specifically, he was unsure whether other university employers who are busy trying to make staff redundant have also been subject to an…

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The Rep Newsletter, No. 5

Published: 14th June, 2021

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History External Examiner Resignation

Published: 14th June, 2021

Dr Gerhard Wolf, Senior Lecturer in History and Director of Doctoral Studies in the School of Media, Arts and Humanities at the University of Sussex, resigns as University of Leicester’s external examiner in history, saying he is ‘disturbed’ by the executive board’s unwillingness to listen to criticism and consult meaningfully with staff. His full letter…

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The Rep Newsletter, No. 4

Published: 11th June, 2021

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The Rep Newsletter, No . 3

Published: 10th June, 2021

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The Rep Newsletter, No. 2

Published: 9th June, 2021

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The Rep Newsletter, No. 1

Published: 8th June, 2021

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Strike Schedule, June 2021

Published: 8th June, 2021

Please check this page regularly, for updates on timings, locations and activity details. Remember: to help manage social distancing on the physical pickets, report to Victoria Park (Attenborough entrance) in the first instance. See our Strike FAQs page for further guidance on safe picketing and virtual participation. Wednesday 9 June: Solidarity Day Our theme is…

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WHO is doing WHAT to WHOM

Published: 12th May, 2021

Do you know any of the individuals below? Ask them what’s happening at University of Leicester. Ask them what their role is, ask them what they’re doing to defend the University! Are you a member of any of same organisations as any of the individuals below, whether a professional assocation, or voluntary or religious body?…

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