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Leicester UCU – 2018 End of Year Quiz

Published: 18th December, 2018

Leicester UCU – 2018 End of Year Quiz

#1 Resign yourself… 2018 saw many resignations in our sector, including the VCs of the University of Sunderland and the Open University and Goldsmiths’ Warden. Who of the following did not resign?

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#2 According to the financial statements published in 2018, what was University of Leicester’s financial surplus in 2016–17?

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#3 According to the financial statements published in 2018, what is the median gender pay gap at our institution?

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#4 What proportion of University of Leicester staff are on insecure contracts (fixed term or ‘atypical’)??[* – from a 2016 report; University of Leicester in 50 universities with highest insecurity ranking]

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#5 According to the most recent set of financial statements (published in 2018), what is NOT one of University of Leicester’s priorities?

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#6 Which of the following lists includes an instrument that was NOT present on the picket lines during the pensions strike?

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#7 The USS chief executive, responsible for the questionable valuation of 2017, is

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#8 Who became a Twitter celebrity during the USS strikes?

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#9 What was the lowest temperature recorded on the Leicester picket lines during the USS strike??https://www.timeanddate.com/weather/uk/leicester/historic?month=2&year=2018

Oh, colder than that!

#10 Which of the following events did not coincide with USS strike day(s)?

St. David’s Day falls on March 1. In 2018 that was a day at work, after the first five full days of striking.

#11 On day 11 of the USS strikes Leicester UCU held a general meeting. Where was it?

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#12 What do you need for a successful picket/campaign?

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#13 According to UCU’s Fourth Report of Senior Pay and Perks in UK Universities, published in 2018, in 2015/16, another year of compulsory redundancies at University of Leicester, how much did the president and vice-chancellor spend on air travel??https://www.ucu.org.uk/media/8499/Transparency-at-the-top-The-third-report-of-senior-pay-and-perks-in-UK-universities-Feb-17/pdf/VC_Pay_and_Perks_Feb_2017.pdf

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#14 For the first part of the USS strike, University of Leicester’s president and vice-chancellor stayed away from campus. Where was he?

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#15 Over how many months did the University Leadership Team agree to spread pay deductions from the USS strike?

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#16 This year UCU’s annual conference collapsed in acrimony around motions critical of the union’s general secretary. Members of the Communist Party of Britain at the conference blamed ‘ultra-left elements’, accusing them of what?

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#17 In the pay and equality strike ballot of September–October, Leicester UCU was how many votes short of achieving the 50% turnout threshold?

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#18 In the East Midlands TUC ‘Campaign of the Year’ award Leicester UCU was

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#19 In 2018 two former members of the University Leadership Team set up a new consultancy. What is its name?

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#20 During the USS strikes, who made most noise on the University of Leicester picket lines?

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#21 “Today will be a day our students and staff will never forget”. Which day and why?

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Results

Well done – you have more than 70% correct. Immediately report for Leicester UCU Committee duties!

Sorry – you have less than 70% correct. But be reassured that Leicester UCU is upholding standards, we are holding the line against pernicious ‘grade inflation’.