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Open door to study in Britain

24 November 2023

The number of overseas students coming to study in Britain has reached a record high. Universities and government welcome this, but it’s to the detriment of British students.

Critical period for UCU members

24 September 2023

Members of the Universities and Colleges Union face difficult choices in continuing their action on pay and conditions in the face of employer resistance.

University strikes resume

24 August 2023

University academic staff will resume strike action in their pay and conditions disputes before the end of September unless employers agree to return to negotiations.

Unprecedented strike action sweeps universities

27 November 2022

Three days of strike action are hitting virtually every university in the country, with action on 24, 25 and 30 November in the biggest walkout that the University and College Union has ever taken.

UCU under fire over 'nonsense' Covid-19 claim

9 September 2020

There has been a strong reaction to universities union UCU’s tweet of a non-peer-reviewed paper saying that without strong controls, students' return to campuses would cause at least 50,000 deaths. 

University workers start strike action

25 November 2019

Classes at universities across Britain and Northern Ireland are being disrupted as staff begin an eight-day strike today. The action is due to last from 25 November until 4 December. 

Pensions: university bosses try it on again

7 September 2018

University managements are circulating a pension proposal to university workers for consultation based on fundamentally flawed assumptions about the economy and interest rates.

Truce in uni pensions fight

The long-running dispute over pensions conducted by members of the University and College Union (UCU) has been suspended after they voted by 64 per cent to 36 per cent to accept the employers’ latest proposals.

Truce in universities pensions fight

16 April 2018

The long-running dispute over pensions conducted by members of the University and College Union has been suspended after they voted decisively to accept the employers’ latest proposals.