Tag Archives: UCU

Students’ right to appeal marks and grades

Dear students, On 24 May, UCU@GCU published the blog post ‘Students – we believe management are endangering the integrity of your degree –UCU@GCU’. In it, we expressed our worry that GCU management has implemented corner-cutting measures in marking and assessment … Continue reading

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Management threat to access staff e-mails due to dispute shocks campus unions

The UCU are in a legal and legitimate dispute with management at GCU over wages pay and conditions. Currently the dispute is taking the form of members working to contract and implementing a Marking and Assessment Boycott (MAB) by refusing … Continue reading

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Solidarity towards UCU @ GCU

Colleagues in Media and Journalism were copied in to this e-mail from UCU member @ Ulster University, Dr Anthea Irwin, who felt compelled to resign as external examiner for the Media and Communications degree following GCU Management’s actions over deductions. … Continue reading

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Students – we believe management are endangering the integrity of your degree – UCU@GCU

The following statement was made public by UCU@GCU today (24th May 2023). On 16th May, a draft of this was given to GCU management to comment on as they might wish, and the publishing of the statement was delayed but … Continue reading

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We deeply regret university management’s failure of vision and of nerve – UCU@GCU

Glasgow Caledonian university branch of the UCU today expressed their deep disappointment with GCU management for what the branch see as a failure of vision and of nerve.  This follows the management declining to take what the branch had seen … Continue reading

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UCU and Student Officers discuss Marking and Assessment Boycott

UCU branch committee members had their first meeting with the newly elected Student Association Sabbatical officers last week (Tuesday 16th May) where we welcomed them to their posts, and intimated that together with the other campus unions we looked forward … Continue reading

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Over (part 1)…….. but certainly not out

Today saw the last of the current UCU strike days in the on-going HE unions’ dispute with management over the unacceptably meagre salary increase of approximately 5 percent being imposed on all staff. Ironically, while university sector chiefs are expecting … Continue reading

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A love song to Education from the UCU…..

Our Vice Present elect Karen Lorimer has done a marvellous job above, encapsulating just some of the moments the branch shared on the picket line during the current period of dispute. Below are some of today’s photos as well. Tomorrow … Continue reading

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Another University is Possible……

Another university is possible – one that really does live the values of the ‘common good’ but is also one where a new generation of students is created – a generation that lives our values, debates them with staff, and … Continue reading

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Hope to see you at the Picket…. And the Teach In

Following on from the tremendous support from GCU students during the UCU (and EIS….and Unison) pickets, the local UCU branch have organised a Teach-In on Monday 20th March, immediately following our picket. Hope to see you there. The UCU strike … Continue reading

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