universities



UCU appeals to universities to revoke pension cuts after improvements in pension scheme’s finances shown 

19th April 2022

The assets of the scheme have increased to over £88bn. The University and College Union (UCU) has launched a fresh plea to universities to pressure their employer body Universities UK (UUK) to revoke its pension cuts after a new report showed UUK’s finances going through a significant boost. Under the pension reforms, against which UCU ...


Scottish universities accused of falling short on ‘female-only’ staff networks following Kathleen Stock resignation

31st January 2022

Murray Blackburn Mackenzie, an Edinburgh-based independent policy analysis collective, found that no Scottish university has a “single-sex, female-only” staff network or representative body. The group sent  Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to 15 Scottish universities which questioned whether each institution had a female-only staff network, and if so, who it was open to. The FOI ...


Legal bid to force universities to pay tuition fee refunds due to Covid-19 launched

4th December 2020

This bid is being fuelled by the argument that the education that students receive has suffered due to changes made in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. A legal bid aiming to get university students refunds for their tuition fees due to the changes in teaching formats required because of Covid-19 restrictions was launched on Friday ...