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Successful end to dispute

The AGM of Newcastle University UCU on 8 June voted to accept the agreement negotiated on Monday 6 June between UCU and the university management, and to end the assessment boycott with immediate effect. Members applauded and cheered as branch … Continue reading

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Raising the Bar withdrawn

Negotiations between the University management and UCU took place yesterday, 6 June 2016. Newcastle UCU President Joan Harvey reported to members via email after the negotiations, as follows: Significant progress was made, including the withdrawal of the research performance documents … Continue reading

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Why we are Boycotting Assessment: A Message for our Students

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Assessment Boycott: A Briefing Note for Staff

From Friday June 3, 2016 UCU members at Newcastle University will be asked to take part in a comprehensive boycott of student assessment and examinations activity. This briefing note includes information about why we are doing this, and responses to … Continue reading

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Assessment Boycott: A Briefing Note for Students

Members of the University and College Union (UCU) at Newcastle University will begin a boycott of the marking process from 3 June 2016 unless a resolution to the dispute over performance management can be reached before then. We know that … Continue reading

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Newcastle Chronicle covers the Research Performance Expectations dispute

The Newcastle Chronicle covered the dispute over Research Performance Expectations in an article on 30 May. Under the headline ‘Newcastle University professors set to refuse to mark exams and essays in targets row’ the local paper quoted an undergraduate who … Continue reading

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