Protect academic freedom

Today's Guardian reports a hitherto obscure backbench MP attempting to gather the names of all academics at British universities who might be teaching about Brexit. He has apparently written to all University Vice Chancellors in an attempt to obtain these names. You can read the article here.  Our Branch Chair, Julia Charlton sent a letter to Northumbria's VC this morning, in response to the news:

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Free membership for post-graduate students

If you are a post-graduate student you can join UCU for FREE!!! Everything you need to know is in this document

Workload survey

You might remember that UCU recently sent out a survey about your workload. You can see here our report on the survey findings. It makes very interesting reading and will inform UCU's engagement with university management over the issue. The branch executive would like to thank every staff member who contributed to the survey.

Assessment survey

You might remember that UCU recently sent out a survey about your preferences for marking student assessments. You can see here our report on the survey findings. It makes very interesting reading and will inform UCU's engagement with university management over the issue. The branch executive would like to thank every staff member who contributed to the survey.

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