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Member communications

Disruption and deductions – have your say!

Published: 13th February, 2020

This is the text of an email sent to all members of Leicester UCU. If you are a member of Leicester UCU, please check your inbox for this email: it contains a unique link to the poll. You cannot access it from here, for obvious reasons. We need your opinion! Please think carefully about the…

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Nita Sanghera – R.I.P.

Published: 17th January, 2020

We are shocked and saddened to learned of the death yesterday of UCU’s president-elect Nita Sanghera. Below we repost the words of two of Nita’s close friends and comrades, Rhiannon Lockley and Dave Muritu. For most of us at Leicester UCU, we knew Nita as a result of the generous support she offered us during…

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Leicester UCU – End-of-Year Quiz 2019

Published: 12th December, 2019

How much do you know about University of Leicester, Leicester UCU and the key events of 2019 in the sector we work and struggle in? Test your knowledge against our end-of-year quiz. You can either answer the questions online or print out a copy. Why not make several copies and do them with your workmates…

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A new banner for Leicester UCU…

Published: 8th December, 2019

Friday 13 December – 3–5pm – KEB528 – WE WANT YOUR IDEAS! A banner is a thing to float in the wind, to flicker in the breeze, to flirt its colours for your pleasure… Choose purple and gold for ambitions, red for courage, green for long cherished hopes. Mary Lowndes, 1909 We are quite fond…

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AGM – Tues 7 May

Published: 2nd April, 2019

Our annual general meeting will be on Tuesday 7 May, 12.15–2pm in Ken Edwards lecture theatre 3. This is your chance to question committee members, meet other members and get more involved. Come along!

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University of Leicester CONVOCATION – 8 May

Published: 2nd April, 2019

Wednesday 8 May. 4.30–6.30pm. Rattray Lecture Theatre Confirmed speakers: Natalie Bennet – University of Leicester graduate and former leader of the Green Party Ambrose Musiyiwa – poet, journalist and facilitator of Civic Leicester Jacqueline Sanchez-Taylor – lecturer in sociology Elsie White – co-chair, Intersectional Feminist Society Marta Gasparin and Jan Zalasiewicz – convenors, Anthropocene Research…

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Leicester UCU – 2018 End of Year Quiz

Published: 18th December, 2018

Leicester UCU – 2018 End of Year Quiz [HDquiz quiz = “29”]

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We can stop redundancies! – Email to all members 15 June 2018

Published: 17th June, 2018

Dear Leicester UCU Member, We regretfully report that the University is continuing with its devastating plans to enter into a programme of redundancies affecting all areas of the University. Meetings with the Registrar and the Director of Human Resources have proved frustrating; we have been presented with limited information, a continued justification of “buildings over…

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Redundancies & shameful treatment of fixed-term contract staff – email to all members 5 June 2018

Published: 7th June, 2018

Dear Leicester UCU member, As we are sure you are aware, and was made clear at Paul Boyle’s all staff talk last week, the University is about to embark on yet another round of redundancies in order to reduce our University’s “staff cost to income ratio”. Our own analysis of the University finances is available…

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