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Making Communication Heroic

As promised in our piece celebrating the branch’s status as a top 11 influencer on social media, today sees the first progress report on our flagship strategy of excellence, Making Communication Heroic. It’s appropriate that this interim report appears in the month of August, because august means ‘respected and impressive’ and that’s what our strategy…

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Response to Open Letter

On 23 July we sent an Open Letter to the University of Leicester’s Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor. Their response, received on 29 July, is below. The University recognises the valuable contributions all our staff are making during this very difficult time. We take the sector-wide issue of casualisation and precarity seriously and understand the issues this…

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Leicester UCU endorses Gareth4VP

We’re pleased to announce that the committee of Leicester UCU today endorsed branch co-secretary Gareth Brown in his bid to become UCU’s vice-president. You can read more here about Gareth’s campaign and his vision for our union. You can also follow him on Twitter. Whether or not you vote for Gareth, we think this election…

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Four Fights offer – where do we go from here?

Email sent to all Leicester UCU members, 14 July As a UCU member working in higher education you will have received an email from Civica, inviting you to vote on whether to accept or reject UCEA’s offer in our Four Fights dispute. As the covering letter makes clear, UCU’s higher education committee, following the steer from…

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Leicester UCU – a top-11 influencer

According to new research on social-media activity during the 2018 USS pension strikes, Leicester UCU is a top-11 influencer. The researchers – University of Leicester scholars Athina Karatzogianni and Khamis Ambusaidi, in collaboration with Torsten Geelan, who has just moved from Leicester to University of Copenhagen, and Ioanna Ferra of Coventry University – were interested…

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