Need to know – 16 November

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Top updates from across the University.

1. The Principal’s Q&A session

Last Thursday morning the Principal and senior managers hosted an online session for all staff, with more than 700 attendees. A recording of the session is now available.

Staff News: watch the recording

2. USS consultation and UCU ballot for industrial action

The University and College Union (UCU) has announced that action will take place as follows:

  • Strike action: three full days from Wednesday 1 to Friday 3 December 2021
  • Continuous Action Short of a Strike: from Wednesday 1 December 2021 involving UCU members working in line with their contractual hours and duties and not volunteering to do more

To inform and support staff throughout this period, information will be shared on a new SharePoint site for staff, to answer many of the queries you may have, whether you are choosing to take part in the industrial action or are looking for further information on how this may affect University operations. The site will be linked from the current HR webpage: Industrial action 2021