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Inclusive Ideathon and the Inclusive Curriculum Project

On Thursday 1 November, students and staff from across the University of Leicester came together to discuss how to decolonise the curriculum and create a more inclusive university. The event was jointly organised by the Students’ Union and the university’s Inclusive Curriculum team made up of academic and professional services staff, and coordinated by Azza…

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The Business Case for Supporting Staff

Ruth Luthi-Carter is a professor in the University of Leicester’s Department of Neuroscience, Psychology & Behaviour. Now the dust has settled a little on the University Leadership Team’s withdrawal of the remaining ‘business cases’ for compulsory redundancies it presented last summer, she reflects on the prospective value of an alternative approach to managing change. The…

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UCU Recall Congress 2018

Our union’s Congress Business Committee (CBC) has a seemingly thankless, but nevertheless essential, job. Its task is to sort the dozens of motions submitted each year to annual congress, filter out those that are ineligible for some reasons (submitted too late and don’t satisify criteria to qualify as ’emergency’, for instance), coordinated the ‘compositing’ of…

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Pop goes the weasel? That’s the way the money goes.

In the context of UCU’s ongoing dispute with our employers over pay and equality – a ballot for strike action is open until October 19 – we ask, can University of Leicester afford to pay its employees more? A briefing prepared by Leicester UCU. 9 October 2018 [Also available as a PDF] The real pay…

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Key policy and procedure documents for colleagues on fixed-term contracts or at risk of redundancy

Below are four key procedure and policy documents, part of the University of Leicester’s ordinances, that govern how our employer should deal redundancies and colleagues on fixed-term contracts. Clicking on the image – or the title – should take you to the document. FTCs Externally Funded Posts Policy FTCs Externally Funded Posts Procedure Redundancy Ordinance…

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