Articles from University and College Union (UCU)

Union warns that disadvantaged students could miss out under plans for summer exams

Disadvantaged students could still lose out under changes confirmed today (Friday) to this summer’s exams, the University and College Union (UCU) has warned.

UCU Poll shows students may defer study and consider changing university - union calls for government support

@ucu Union calls for government support as poll shows students may defer study and consider changing university As Cambridge cancels face-to-face lectures, poll warns of 120,000 student deferrals if universities are not “operating as usual”

Union calls for public sector apprenticeship programme as report shows apprentices hit by health crisis

@ucu Union calls for public sector apprenticeship programme as report shows apprentices hit by health crisis  The University and College Union (UCU) has today (Wednesday) called for the government to create a new public sector apprenticeship programme in areas such as health and social care to help lead our economic recovery.

Unions set out five tests government and colleges must meet before staff and students can return

Staff and student safety must be guaranteed before colleges can reopen, said trade unions today (Wednesday) as they set out five tests* that must be met by government and colleges.

Universities’ £2.5bn “black hole” will cost economy £6bn and 60,000 jobs - Sector Response

@UCU calls for government to protect university funding in order to safeguard UK’s recovery from the #coronavirus pandemic  The Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing recession will lead to 111,000 fewer UK and 121,000 fewer international first-year students attending UK universities this year, resulting in a £2.5bn funding black hole, warns a report released today (23 Apr).