Queen's UCU


December 2015

  • Academic Probation and Appraisal
  • The 2015 Spending Review
  • The Trade Union Bill
  • The Higher Education Green Paper
  • Northern Ireland HE Policy and Funding
  • Top Pay in QUB in 2014/15
  • QUB Has a Financial Surplus for 2014-15
  • UCU Recruitment Drive
  • Queen’s UCU Committee Elections

November 2015

  • The Lobby of Senate
  • The Outcome of VS/VER
  • QUB Staffing Levels in 2014/5
  • The Nurse Review of the Research Councils
  • Valuation of USS Pension Fund
  • UK Variations in Funding for Students
  • Government and HE in Northern Ireland

October 2015 

  • In His Own Words
  • Allowed to Succeed? Academic Promotion Results 2015
  • Risk Assessment – Again!
  • The Academic Year
  • Times Higher World Rankings for Queen’s
  • Pay Update
  • UCU Recruitment Week
  • Open Meeting Wednesday 18th November at 1.05 p.m. in Room 01/052 Lanyon South
  • UCU General Meeting Wednesday 25th November at 1.05 p.m. in Room 01/052, Lanyon South


Sep 2015 

  • Unfair Appraisal
  • Questionnaire on Academic Standards
  • Valuing the Liabilities of USS
  • Queen’s and QS World Ranking


Sep 2015 

  • Special General Meeting on Pay
  • Petition to Remove Threat of “Withholding of salary” for Professors at Queen's
  • Times Higher Best University Workplace Survey
  • What Employees Think about Queen’s
  • Questionnaire on Academic Standards
  • The Changes to Your Pension
  • Bonanza for USS Staff
  • Local Equality Group Meetings


July 2015

  • Questionnaire on Academic Standards
  • The Use of Grant Income Targets
  • Consultative Ballot on Pay and the Next Steps
  • Review of the Academic Year Structure
  • The UCU Northern Ireland Regional Council Meeting at Stormont
  • Fair Share vs Freeloading Challenge for Academic Unions in the USA
  • UCU Subscriptions


June 2015

  • Academic Standards
  • Supreme Court Rules in Favour UCU
  • DEL Minister Stephen Farry to Address UCU
  • What UCU Does
  • UCU Congress in Glasgow
  • Meetings with Your Management
  • AGM Wednesday 24th June at 1.05 p.m. in Room 01/052 Lanyon South
  • Committee Elections


May 2015  

  • “University Funding and Fees in a Post-election Environment …”   11th June
  • Management’s New Proposals on Appraisal
  • AGM and Call for Nominations


April 2015 

  • 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


March 2015 

  • Cuts Protest Rally Friday 13th March
  • The Value of Queen’s to the Economy
  • Update on Your Pension
  • The Valuation of the USS Fund
  • UCU Sues over Unfair Pay Deductions
  • Common Room Campaign
  • REF-based Funding Slowly Revealed
  • Motion to UCU’s Higher Education Conference

January 2015 

  • Never Mind the REF, Just Play the Game
  • Pay in QUB
  • Pay Audit
  • Stormont Cuts and Cuts to Allow for Strategic Re-investment
  • Academic Standards
  • Reshaping the Academic Year
  • QUB Staffing Levels
  • Open Meeting for Fixed-term or Hourly-paid Staff Friday 13th Feb 2015 at 1.05 p.m. in room 01/052 Lanyon South
  • Vote in the Ballot on USS by 12.00 noon on Mon 26 Jan 2015