UCU marking and assessment boycott: Everything you need to know
Strikes continue into the 2022/23 academic year, with the UCU now pursuing a marking boycott, affecting most universities across the UK. But, what does this mean exactly?
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Students march in solidarity with Boycott and Divestment and UCU
In protest of the £8 million worth of investments UoM has in Israel, students took to the streets standing in solidarity with UCU strikers
SU branded ‘unhelpful’ for failing to support NSS boycott
This SU is democratically mandated to support an NSS boycott via an active senate motion
Students launch ‘boycott First’ campaign
First bus drivers at the Rusholme Depot are paid up to £5000 a year less than colleagues working at the First’s Queen’s Road base just five miles away
“It’s not over yet” — Manchester’s absence from NSS rankings marks huge success for boycott campaign
A week after the NSS rankings were released, The Mancunion talks to Education Officer Emma Atkins who is adamant the work cannot stop here
Controversial TEF rankings shake up Higher Education hierarchies
The release of the controversial Teaching Excellence Framework’s results shocked many, with only eight Russell Group universities receiving gold, although many have questioned the rankings’ validity
NUS react to Ipsos MORI’s early release of the NSS
The NUS claim the early release of the National Student Survey shows “IPSOS MORI is bricking it”, over the NUS’s boycott of the survey
Government criminalises boycotts of Israel
The controversial policy to outlaw boycotts of Israeli goods and services was implemented on 15th February – without parliamentary vote or debate.
Opinion: To Boycott or to not Boycott?
Books Editor Leonie Dunn looks over the Christmas Amazon boycott and focuses on why it is both a positive and negative action to take
Academic Cold War
The only product of UCU strikes is mutually assured destruction. In this sum game, it’s the students who are hurting, argues David Brierley
University and Colleges Union threatens further boycott
Academics may refuse to set or grade exams and coursework in response to a drastic pension shakeup proposal.
The Pussy Riot incarceration, repeated abuses of civil liberties and now damaging anti-gay laws
Charlotte Green explains why the University of Manchester should be at the forefront of student pressure on Russia
LSE student union were wrong to boycott The Sun
Has LSE SU shot itself in the foot by banning the popular paper?
Debate – Should the Students’ Union boycott brands?
Alex Goldhill and Antonia Jennings debate whether the Students’ Union should enforce boycotts