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Matt Waddup speaks to FE News about the Lifelong Learning Commission

Stop spinning and start talking on pay and pensions, UCU urges employers

The University and College Union (UCU) has today (Wednesday) urged university employers to “stop spinning and start talking” on pay and pensions.

Striking Nottingham College staff announce 14 more strike dates for November

Nottingham College will be hit with another 14 strike days from Tuesday 5 November after striking staff today (Tuesday) announced plans for further action after half-term, and accused the college of reneging on promises over workloads.

Bullying and stereotyping blocking professorial path for female black professors in UK universities

Bullying and stereotyping blocking professorial path for black women, says report. A culture of bullying and stereotyping means black academics have to work harder and employ mentally draining strategies to try and get on.

From small beginnings come great things...

The thorny question of education professionalism is once again raising its battered head above the parapet. In the Further, Adult, Community and Skills sector a new bottom-up democratic and activist body, Tutor Voices, has been launched.

Petition in support of striking staff at Nottingham College staff tops 1,200 signatures

A petition calling for fair contracts at Nottingham College has reached over 1,200 signatures, as staff are due to walk out again today (25 Sept) in their seventh day of strike action as part of a dispute over the imposition of new contracts.

Nottingham College staff to walk out again on Monday out as mammoth 15-day action enters third week

Members of the University and College Union (UCU) at Nottingham College will begin a three-day walkout on Monday (23 September) as strikes at the college enter their third consecutive week.

Reducing racial inequality in higher education

The Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi) is today (19 Sept) publishing a collection of essays by senior higher education figures entitled "The white elephant in the room: ideas for reducing racial inequality in higher education".

University and college staff to join climate change protests on Friday

Staff across the UK will join students and climate crisis protestors on Friday (20 September), as part of the global campaign for climate action.

Mammoth 15-day strike at Nottingham College begins on Wednesday

Members of the University and College Union (UCU) at Nottingham College will walk out on Wednesday (11 September) in the first of a mammoth 15 days of strike action as part of a row over new contracts.

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