Minimising the impact of the UCU strikes on our students
The University is extremely concerned about the impact the proposed strikes due to take place in February and March may have on our students' university experience. That is why we are doing all we can to minimise this impact. Please find below details about what is being done.
Are the strikes about issues the University has any control over?
No. The issues the UCU are striking over are not ones that are in our direct control. The strikes due to take place in February and March are over a dispute between the University and Colleges Union - which represents academics - and the Universities and Colleges Employers' Association.
We are doing all we can to minimise the impact on our students.
Can't the University just agree to pay lecturers more to stop the strikes?
No. What lecturers are paid is not decided on by the University. In the UK, this is negotiated at a national level by the Universities and Colleges Employers' Association for all universities.
What are we doing minimise the impact on our students?
We are doing all we can to minimise the negative impact of these strikes on your student experience, including:
1. We are extending all deadlines between 20 February and the end of term by two weeks.
2. Wherever possible, where lecturers are striking, we will endeavour to find suitable alternatives so that classes can go ahead.Back to media centre