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Students’ union elections – candidates respond

Elections for students’ union officers are now open – closing on Friday afternoon – and also for a ‘Pro-Chancellor (Students)’. Many PhD students at University of Leicester are members of both UCU and the students’ union – and hence able to vote in these elections. Yesterday afternoon we sent the following questions (suggested by PhD…

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Will you stand up for Sarah?

Dear UCU Friends, Many of you may not know me well, but this is a personal plea. I am the co-chair of Leicester UCU, a 30-something-year-old Research Associate who is a woman. During the USS strike this time last year I stood next to you every day in the snow and cold, the rain and…

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DMU renewed…

Our comrades at De Montford University have today published two documents. First a press release responding to Friday’s announcement that Ian Blatchford had resigned as chair of the institution’s governors. Last week many rumours circulated that VC Dominic Shellard was on his way out – confirmed today. The Office for Students has launched an investigation…

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Get Out the Vodka!

To commemorate one-anniversary of our USS pensions strike, we – along with our sibling UCU branch at De Montford University – invite you to GET OUT THE VODKA. A social evening in the Function Room of the Criterion Freehttps://www.facebook.com/thecriterionleicester/ House. There will be live music, a DJ, a photo exhibition, a short pantomime (subject to…

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You vis-à-vis the VC: how much are you worth?

Have you ever wondered how long it takes the University of Leicester’s president and vice-chancellor to earn your annual salary? Now you can use our quick and easy calculator to find out. Select your pay spinal-point from the list below to find out. (If you know your salary but don’t know what spine point this…

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