Friday, 13 March 2020
We are very sorry to inform you that, alongside 74 universities across the country, our University will experience strike action by members of the University & College Union (UCU) from Thursday 20 - Friday 21 February, Monday 24 - Wednesday 26 February, Monday 2 - Thursday 5 March and Monday 9 - Friday 13 March 2020.
- for help and advice during the strike please read our FAQs here
- assume your lectures, seminars and classes will take place, unless notified
- schools exploring options to reschedule sessions or provide learning resources
- selected libraries are available 24/7 to support your studies and independent learning
The University will remain open throughout the strike action and the majority of teaching and learning will proceed. Please assume that lectures, seminars and classes will take place unless notified otherwise.
We have published FAQs to help you understand how we will minimise disruption for you and the University’s position on what is a national dispute affecting many universities.
We apologise for any disruption that you may experience and assure you that our priority will be to minimise disruption to our thousands of students and the majority of staff who will not participate in industrial action.
Where sessions are likely to experience disruption during the strike period, your Schools will give you advance notice where possible, although staff members do not have to tell us in advance that they will strike.
Schools will explore options to reschedule sessions, provide resources through Moodle, extend deadlines where helpful and ensure that assessments reflect the learning that has taken place. Our libraries, computer rooms, and services will be available throughout to enable you to continue your studies and independent learning.
While none of our colleagues take industrial action lightly, it is important to remember that some 6,000 staff on our UK campuses will not be participating in the strikes.
Please check our social media channels, this webpage and our FAQs regularly during the strike period for information and updates.