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‘Hands off’ online lecture recordings, union tells universities and colleges

Lecturers warn employers against breaching performance rights, agreements for re-use of recordings should last no more than one year.

Climate Learning Month teaching materials launched in run up to COP 26

Education unions and campaign groups have today (Thursday) launched a set of downloadable climate and sustainability teaching resources for schools, colleges and universities in support of their joint Climate Learning Month initiative taking place from October 2021. The materials have been launched by the University and College Union (UCU), National Education Union (NEU), Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), National Union of Students (NUS), Teach the Future and SOS-UK in the run-up to COP 26 in November.

Union responds to trustee and Universities UK agreeing to huge staff pension cuts

Responding to Universities UK’s (@UUKIntl) announcement that cuts to the pensions of university staff will go ahead after agreement of trustee, UCU general secretary Jo Grady, said:

University employers force through plans to cut university retirement benefits

Industrial action now ‘inevitable’, union says The University and College Union (@ucu) says industrial action in universities is now ‘inevitable’ after employer body Universities UK (UUK) voted to push ahead with its proposals to cut thousands of pounds from the retirement benefits of university staff.

Matt Waddup speaks to FE News about Lifelong Learning Commission

 

7 in 10 teachers set to leave prison education, report shows

 Report calls for urgent prison education reform with 7 in 10 teachers set to leave   Prison educators in England, Wales and Northern Ireland urgently need a pay rise and improved training, as well as access to improved facilities for learners, according to a report published today (Friday).  

UCU responds to reports of compulsory vaccines for students

Responding to reports that the UK government has considered compulsory vaccines for students, University and College Union (@ucu) general secretary Jo Grady, said:

‘Fully vaccinate students or face even worse disruption to education’, UCU tells governments

Staff and student must wear masks and employers must modify building to make them Covid secure, @UCU says   The University and College Union (UCU) has today (23 Jul) issued a stark warning to governments across the UK that the chaos experienced by students in university and colleges last year is set to be repeated, unless vaccines are made available to students and strict health and safety measures put in place on campus.

Almost a quarter of prospective students fear their university could go bust as a result of Covid-19 crisis

@UCU says government financial support needed to address student anxiety about Covid-19 damage to their studies  Almost a quarter (23%) of prospective university students fear that the university they wish to study at this year could go bust because of the Covid-19 crisis, warns a new survey released today (Wednesday) by the University and College Union (UCU).

Staff vote to strike over pay in 15 further education colleges

@ucu Staff vote to strike over pay in 15 further education colleges

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We record our own exclusive FE News podcasts, work in conjunction with sector partners such as FAB to create weekly podcasts and daily education podcasts, through to working with sector leaders creating exclusive education news podcasts.

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