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Our response to David Willetts’ visit

Published: 18th February, 2018

At the end of this week, the University of Leicester  released a, at best, bizarre press release exalting the visit of Lord David Willetts to the University of Leicester on Thursday. There is a small reference to the protest held by UCU and students, but we’d like to point out to the University that there were probably…

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Out-of-office wording

Published: 16th February, 2018

As explained in the Strike FAQ, UCU members should not read or respond to any emails whilst on strike, and should immediately delete, unread, all emails on return to work — except for those from students. During strike periods, we ask you to put an out-of-office auto-reply on your emails. We suggest the following text — though of course…

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Everything you want to know about the strike in 2 mins

Published: 16th February, 2018

Staff and students from the University of Warwick answer your questions in this new video! “This is an opportunity, we can call for free tuition. We can call for new learning environments. We can use strikes to create a new, different university. We can win!”

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Leicester SU Condemn Willetts’s Appointment and Launch Petition

Published: 13th February, 2018

Amy Moran, President of Leicester Students’ Union yesterday issued a statement on behalf of the SU expressing deep concern at the appointment of David Willetts and asking the university to think again. The SU has also launched a petition, which UCU is giving its full backing. You can sign and share the students’ union petition…

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