Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw: Black holes, strikes and academics’ role in the media
We speak to Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw about their new book, university strikes, and why everyone should care about black holes.
UCU members join thousands on “Walk Out Wednesday”
The UCU started off their 18 days of industrial action over February and March with a strike coordinated across many unions, including the RMT and the NEU
Newsies, based on the Disney film of the same name, is having its European premiere at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre – an Off West End space that allows this roaring musical to truly seize the day
Series of ‘teach-outs’ kick off first two days of UCU strikes
The first two days of UCU strikes saw teach-outs on topics including freedom in Iran, industrial action, and alternatives to capitalism
UCU Teach Outs to be held in the Students’ Union
As alternatives to missed lecture time, university staff will be providing four informal lectures, known as ‘Teach Outs’, in the Students’ Union
UoM UCU fails to meet threshold for strike action
The University of Manchester has failed to meet voter turnout numbers to strike over key issues about work and pay conditions and pension cuts.
Staff strikes are frustrating, but don’t forget who the enemy is
As the UCU strikes disrupt classes, it’s worth remembering where the real issue lies (hint: it’s not the lecturers)