Queens UCU Newsletter
- The Last Good Financial Year for Queens
- Competing with Less Teaching Resource
- The Cost of Teaching, Research, etc
- Equal Pay Audit Findings Released
- Revised Guidelines on Authorship and Publication
- Partnership with Dubai Healthcare City
- Consultation on Changes to USS
- The Voluntary Severance / Voluntary Early Retirement Scheme
Survey on academic freedom
UCU encourages members to respond to a new global survey on academic freedom in higher education. Entitled Safeguarding Academic Freedom in Europe (SAFE), the survey takes about 20 minutes to complete.
Voluntary Severance / Voluntary Early Retirement Scheme.
Many members are seeking advice on how much they would receive in either of these schemes without actually submitting a form. The QUB Pensions is very busy at the moment processing submitted forms and have advised that the best way to get such advice is to email the Pensions Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
USS - Proposed Scheme Changes - Statuary Consultation
USS will be giving a presentation to Queen’s staff on the proposed scheme changes on Wednesday 1 April 2015. To access the USS invite for this presentation, which includes details of how to register for the event, please click here.
UCU have produced a circular that suggests points you may wish to make in response to the prompt questions posed in the paper. You should feel free to add your own comments.
Please read letter from UCU Officers
Times Higher Education Best University Workplace survey
Please express your views on QUB as a workplace by taking part in the Times Higher Education Best University Workplace survey. The survey is confidential. It starts by collecting some informatin you and your role in QUB. Then you will be presented with about 35 rating scale questions and finally you have the option to provide your contact details if you wish to do so.
Invitation to join letter 2014
Recruitment Drive for UCU Members
We have launched a recruitment drive to attract new members to UCU at Queen’s. Whilst we have a substantial number of members in UCU at Queen’s, we feel that many staff are unsure about what support UCU offers and have not considered joining. The officers involved have worked hard in their own personal time to organise this effort. Over the next few weeks individual hardcopy letters to all staff who are not members of UCU are being sent along with a membership pack and form. These will be followed up by personal contacts in each area. If you know of any colleagues who are not members of UCU, please encourage them to join. They will receive their letters in the very near future.
Students, why we strike
Students: read here to know why your lecturers are taking industrial action