New FAQs page


We have a new page, Industrial Action FAQS and Forum;  click through here. This contains a very comprehensive advice document which we have now  received from UCU HO, so please check through it first to see if your question is there before contacting us. Then, if you need to, just use the contact form provided – which we will be happy to see used for discussion purposes too.

Industrial Action

By now you will all be aware that UCU are observing a two day national strike on the 25th and 26th May  We would encourage you to contact us at your local branch, join picket lines and support fair pay, gender equality and secure contracts in HE.  Members are also asked to work to contract from 25 May. Guidance on working to contract, the strike action and advice for external examiners is still being finalised with our legal advisors and will be issued early next week.

You can contact us by using the contact form below, via twitter or facebook, or by emailing Branch Secretary James Cussens on

Any further information will be posted on this website as soon as we receive it.


Another welcome

We would like to welcome Dr Paola Zerilli, Head of Alcuin College and lecturer in the Economics Department.


Paola has very kindly agreed to join us as our Departmental Contact in Economics and her contact details will now appear on our Departmental Contacts page.