Author Archives: Newcastle UCU

Information for Students on USS strike

Why Are Your Lecturers Striking? What is the strike about? Newcastle University’s management wants to make a massive change to the pension scheme for all academic staff and academic-related staff (e.g. librarians, student counsellors, IT staff, etc.). What is a … Continue reading

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Newcastle University Executive Board response to UCU report “Moving Forward from Raising the Bar”

Executive Board response to the Newcastle UCU Branch paper “Moving Forward from Raising the Bar:  A report on lessons learnt for Newcastle University” Recommendations: Each academic unit should identify its own needs to create the most conducive environment for research … Continue reading

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MOVING FORWARD FROM RAISING THE BAR: A REPORT ON LESSONS LEARNT FOR NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY

MOVING FORWARD FROM RAISING THE BAR: A REPORT ON LESSONS LEARNT FOR NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY Written by Newcastle UCU branch, May 2017 “The art of leadership is not to spend your time measuring, evaluating. It’s all about selecting the person. And … Continue reading

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Meeting: SEE (Science and Engineering Excellence) Restructuring

When: 1:00-2:00pm, Thursday, 15 June 2017 Where: Bedson 1.19 UCU has been following the restructuring in SAgE and having discussions with management about it off and on for the last year or so. Now that it is being implemented, a number … Continue reading

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Newcastle UCU Local Election Results

Elected: 6 June 2017 President: Bruce Baker  Vice President (Operations): Matt Perry Vice President (Communications): Fionnghuala Sweeney Secretary: Phil Lord Treasurer: Fabrizio Casalin President Bruce Baker 144 Nathaniel Coleman 76 VP Operations Joan Harvey 101 Matt Perry 121 VP Communications … Continue reading

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Local Emergency General Meeting (Final Pay Offer)

To discuss the employers’ Final Pay Offer (which includes gender pay gap and precarious employment). Time: 1-2pm Wednesday 10 May, 2017 Venue: Clement Stephenson Lecture Theatre, Agriculture Building For details of UCEA’s final offer follow this link. The EGM will consider … Continue reading

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We are international – Let’s keep it that way

As part of the We Are International Campaign, UCU Newcastle and Northumbria are holding a Brexit event in support of EU nationals. Jason Hussein from the Newcastle Law Centre will give advice and answer questions in regards to EU resident … Continue reading

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Recruitment Week: Newcastle University UCU

Newcastle University UCU are running a number of local events during the week from Monday 27 February until Friday 3 March, 2017. All University staff and students are invited to come along to discuss their concerns with UCU members and about the … Continue reading

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The following rules were agreed by members at the NUCU AGM on 13 June 2008 University and College Union [UCU] Newcastle University Branch [NUB] Local Rules (NB. all references to days refer to calendar days and not working days) 1   … Continue reading

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A Local Victory of National Significance: Branch secretary’s report, 2015-6

This year, the branch secretary’s work has been principally concerned with our campaign against quantified research expectations that were elaborated in Research and Innovation Performance Expectations (RIPE/RTB) documents. All academic staff with a research element in their contract were to … Continue reading

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