National Industrial Action at the University

Tuesday, 14 March 2023
We are sorry to inform you that the University of Nottingham is among 150 universities across the country that will experience national industrial action by members of the University & College Union (UCU), in the form of strike action on 15-17 and 20-22 March 2023. Action short of a strike, where staff work to contract and do not undertake voluntary activity, continues.

Please be assured that the University will remain open throughout the industrial action and the vast majority of teaching and learning will proceed as usual. You should assume that your lectures, seminars and classes will take place unless notified otherwise. 

We have published FAQs to help you understand how we will minimise the impact of industrial action for you and the university’s position on what is a national dispute affecting the country’s universities.

Key points

  • for help and advice during the strike please read our FAQs here
  • assume your lectures, seminars and classes will take place, unless told otherwise
  • your schools will explore options to reschedule sessions or provide learning resources
  • libraries are operating extended opening hours during term time (with Djanogly Learning Resource Centre, George Green and James Cameron-Gifford all open 24/7) to support your studies and independent learning - they are also offering a wide range of online services and resources

Where sessions are likely to experience industrial action, your schools will give you advance notice where possible, although staff members do not have to tell us in advance that they will take industrial action.

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 ongoing support for your studies.

Please check our social media channels, this webpage and our FAQs regularly during the industrial action for information and updates.

Student Communications Officer

Communications and Marketing
University Park Campus
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone:+44 (0)115 82 32353