“We need unbreakable solidarity”: Fighting for the right to protest at Loughborough University

Interview with David Cave, Loughborough People and Planet. What's going on at Loughborough? I’m a member of Loughborough People and Planet. We’ve been campaigning in Loughborough for the last 3 years- on environmental justice, on workers' rights and on migrants' rights. We've just released a letter to the Office for Students calling on them to investigate the University … Continue reading “We need unbreakable solidarity”: Fighting for the right to protest at Loughborough University

Why fee refunds and SU referendums don’t build solidarity

By Cathy Nugent, Goldsmiths PhD student and UCU member (Image credit: University of Leicester UCU) Students and Student Unions should get behind the planned strike action by UCU members. The UCU has called this strike because they feel they have no other option and because there has been a dramatic deterioration in their working conditions … Continue reading Why fee refunds and SU referendums don’t build solidarity

The Knowledge Exchange Framework: another layer of metrics

By Dan Davison, Cambridge UCU member On 9 January 2019, Research England published its consultation on the proposed Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF), announcing plans to run a pilot KEF at 12 to 16 institutions between February and April 2019. First announced in October 2017 by then Universities Minister Jo Johnson, the framework is ostensibly to … Continue reading The Knowledge Exchange Framework: another layer of metrics