Marking and assessment boycott: industrial action update

Marking and assessment boycott: industrial action update

Dear student,

You may have seen reports that the University and College Union or UCU - that represents some of our academic and academic-related staff - has voted to continue industrial action in the ongoing national pay and pensions dispute.

UCU confirmed today that the action being taken includes a marking and assessment boycott starting tomorrow Thursday 20 April. This means that UCU members following this action will stop all duties related to marking or assessment.

We understand that news of the boycott may make you feel anxious or concerned. Please remember that not all staff belong to UCU and that many students will not be affected. You should continue to study and prepare for your exams or other assessments that are scheduled according to the published deadlines.

Our priority is to ensure you receive your marks and feedback and that you progress to the next stage of study or graduate as expected - as long as you meet the requirements of your course. We are doing all we can to make that happen.

If you are likely to experience any delay in receiving grades and / or feedback because of the boycott you will hear from your Head of School.

Meantime you can find more information here at our FAQs and just a reminder that our Student Advice & Support Team is here to help.

Thank you for your understanding and patience and I will keep you updated.

Professor Ruth Taylor
Vice-Principal Education

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