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University and College Union, UK trade union & professional association for academics, lecturers, trainers, researchers & academic-related staff in FE & HE
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Angela Rayner 16m
I welcome this report from the because it reminds us that education is about more than numbers – it’s about the people like me whose lives have been transformed by learning.
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UCU 18m
'It is time to overhaul how further education is funded so that colleges' crucial role in delivering social justice is properly recognised'
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Tes Further Ed 3h
The report also calls for changes to college funding and for the institutions to be placed at the heart of a lifelong learning system:
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Tes Further Ed 2h
People who benefit from lifelong learning are, politically, all too easy to ignore, say and
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UCU 16h
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UCU's head of FE, Andrew Harden, said: "governors are the stewards of the college and the failure to deal fairly with staff rests at their feet... threatening to sack staff if they do not sign up to worse pay and conditions is simply unacceptable."
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UCU 16h
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As the board of governors at Nottingham College meets, staff are handing over personal accounts of the damage new contracts are causing to them and their students
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UCU 17h
"College managers should hang their heads in shame for forcing loyal staff to sign the new contracts through intimidation, harassment & duress" - strong msg from Nottingham College staff protesting threats to dismiss staff who won't sign new contracts:
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UCU 17h
A move to PQA "would not only be fairer for students, it would bring the UK into line with the rest of the world and eliminate the use of controversial unconditional offers and the chaotic clearing process", UCU's Paul Cottrell tells :
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UCU 21h
"There is growing support for a shift to a post-qualification admissions system, where students apply to university after they have received their results", UCU's Paul Cottrell tells : via
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Skills News Jul 19
Staff at Nottingham College to take personal testimonies of damaging new contracts to governors | UCU
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UCU 22h
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The review should listen to growing calls for a shift to a fairer system of post-qualification admissions that would bring us into line with the rest of the world:
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UCU 22h
'A comprehensive overhaul of university admissions is long overdue, and should be fully informed by the people who it will affect the most' - UCU responds to the Universities UK admissions review announcement:
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Bob&Roberta Smith Jul 21
Lovely meeting up with colleagues from ⁦⁩ on the ⁦⁩ Tolpuddle procession today.
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Vicky B UCU (Zenscara) Jul 21
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Vicky B UCU (Zenscara) Jul 19
pension justice: ✅ We earned it. ✅ We deserve it. ✊ We demand it. New campaign vid from :
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UCU Jul 19
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FE Week Jul 19
Participation in full time further education has more than doubled since the 1980s, yet across 16 to 19 education, funding per student has fallen by 16% in real terms since 2010
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UCU Jul 19
Weekly news: 15 days of strikes at | Union leaders call for end to victimisation at | Police fraud probe at Bourneville college | MPs call for FE funding | VC challenged to live on staff salary
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David Ridley Jul 19
Depends how it is paid for, for example suggests it should be paid for by a rise in corporation tax as firms benefit directly from . (1)
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UCU Jul 19
Staff say the college "lacks a moral compass", has "lost its sense of responsibility to students” & that college managers "should hang their heads in shame for forcing loyal staff to sign new contracts through intimidation"
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