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Two-day strike at 49 prisons begins tomorrow by UCU members over Covid health and safety concerns

@ucu - Two-day strike at 49 prisons begins tomorrow  

Report paves way for fairer, student centred university admissions

A report published today (Thursday) by the University and College Union (@UCU) and National Education Opportunities Network (@NEONHE) says a move to post-qualifications applications (#PQA) is essential in creating a fairer, student centred university admissions system. It also shows how the move could lower excessive workloads for school, college and university staff.

Matt Waddup speaks to FE News about Lifelong Learning Commission

 

UCU to hold public meeting on fighting Warwickshire College Group closures

The University and College Union (@UCU) will hold a public meeting next Tuesday (4 May) as part of its campaign to fight the closure of substantial parts of Evesham College and the shutting down and sale of the Malvern Hills campus by the Warwickshire College Group (WCG).  

Three days of strikes announced for prison education staff across England

Three days of strikes announced for prison education staff across England

Almost a quarter of prospective students fear their university could go bust as a result of Covid-19 crisis

@UCU says government financial support needed to address student anxiety about Covid-19 damage to their studies  Almost a quarter (23%) of prospective university students fear that the university they wish to study at this year could go bust because of the Covid-19 crisis, warns a new survey released today (Wednesday) by the University and College Union (UCU).

Protect universities and colleges now so they can lead recovery

@UCU calls on colleges and universities to work together in the wider national interest  Union says UK cannot afford to sack key staff at a time when education will be a key driver of recovery, seven-point plan calls for funding protection and support for jobs to retain academic capacity.

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).

UCU calls for reversal of adult education funding ‘stealth cuts’

The University and College Union (@UCU) has today (Thursday) written to @GillianKeegan to raise concerns about the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s (@ESFAgov) decision to set the threshold rate for adult education ‘under-delivery’ at 90%, which could see colleges lose tens of millions in funding, and to call on the government to reverse the decision.  

Strike ballot to open at prisons across England and Wales

Strike action could be on the cards at prisons across England and Wales as a ballot opens tomorrow (Friday) for University and College Union (UCU) members at the country’s largest prison education provider, Novus. The ballot is over Covid health and safety concerns and will close on Friday 9 April.

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