University and College Union strike information

This page brings together the latest information on the University and College Union (UCU) national dispute over pay and pensions.  This includes proposed national strike days on Thursday 24, Friday 25 and Wednesday 30 November. In addition, UCU have confirmed that they will commence Action Short of a Strike (ASOS) commencing 23 November.


Upcoming days of Industrial Action

  • Action Short of a Strike (ASOS) commencing 23 November
  • Strike action in respect of pay and pensions will be held on:
    • Thursday 24 – Friday 25 November 2022
    • Wednesday 30 November 2022 

Latest news 

15 November 2022

Provost comms published to all staff

Minimising the impact on students 

Our priority remains to minimise the impact of any strike action or forms of ASOS on our students. While we expect that the vast majority of timetabled student sessions to continue as normal during the strike action, Deborah Longworth, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Education, has been working with Directors of Education, Schools and Departments and the Guild to ensure that there are plans in place to mitigate the impact of disruption on students.  

More broadly, we expect that the University will continue to operate normally during this period with the main library, all study spaces and other student services continuing to operate across the campus.