HE ballot concerning pay and conditions
You will be aware that our union is currently balloting us on the 2016 pay offer and you should have received your ballot paper by now, please check now for this envelope.
If you have not received your ballot paper it is very important that you click here to request one today: https://www.ucu.org.uk/no-HE-ballot-paper The ballot period is short and closes Wednesday 4 May 2016 at 12 noon.
Please complete and return your ballot paper as soon as you can in the freepost envelope provided.
Update your details
UCU membership team are continuing to actively update the union’s membership records. This necessary process will ensure the data we hold is as accurate as possible and will also enable members who are eligible to vote in the pay ballot. To assist this process, please access your membership record online https://members.ucu.org.uk/ and check your workplace and contact details are correct. To register for first use, you will need your membership number and email address we hold for you. Requests for lost membership numbers can be made to the membership team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7756 2567.
Quality of teaching survey
As per email of 14 March 2016 from Sally Hunt, UCU general secretary, if you teach on a higher education (HE) course at any UK university, further education (FE) college or private provider I would like you to fill in a short survey which you can find here.
These days everyone seems to be talking about the 'quality' of teaching in higher education. Yet no one seems to ever ask staff themselves what they think. That is wrong and so UCU has teamed up with London Economics to give staff a voice in this debate.
Please share the link with colleagues whether they are in UCU or not, full time, part time, permanent or on a fixed term or casual contract to maximise participation.
PS. To say thanks, fifteen participants drawn from a hat will get a £50 book token
Survey on the New Academic Standards
Report of Queen’s UCU Survey of the Views of QUB Academic Staff on the New Academic Standards. download (.pdf)
Students, why we strike
Students: read here to know why your lecturers are taking industrial action