twitter facebook

Leicester UCU in 2

Update 14-10-2020

Read more


University Restructuring Plans Threaten our Community

We have been told repeatedly by Vice Chancellor Canagarajah and by other members of University executive board that our community is the University of Leicester’s most valuable asset. We have been told that the health and wellbeing of staff and students is the University’s top priority. But today staff are anxious and upset; our community…

Read more


Bolting Horses & Stable Doors: Responding to COVID-19 Cases on Campus

University of Leicester staff were notified of the University’s COVID-19 Strategic Response Framework for the first time on Friday 9 October, 5.45pm, in an email from the Chief Operating Officer, two weeks after students returned to campus. In this email, the COO reported that the “Strategic Framework has been agreed by the local Public Health…

Read more


Lost for Words: Working in Higher Education, Oct 2020

A University of Leicester employee offers some personal reflections on their experience of working in Higher Education as the 2020-21 academic year begins. I’ve been trying to think of a metaphor for working in Higher Education over the last few weeks. It’s not easy because the conditions, quite simply, feel incomparably appalling. I’d like to…

Read more


Campus Safety – Important Information

Email sent to all members of Leicester UCU, 5 October 2020 Following our declaration of a formal dispute with the University over its position on on-campus working, and related Health & Safety concerns, Leicester UCU has received concerning reports from members about their experiences working on campus last week, highlighting flaws in the University’s safety…

Read more


Read all