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Industrial Action

Industrial Action by Newcastle University Colleagues

On 8 November 2022 the University and College Union (UCU), which represents academics, lecturers, researchers and administrators in UK universities announced that 3 days of strike action would take place on the following dates:

  • Thursday 24 November
  • Friday 25 November
  • Wednesday 30 November

UCU have also announced that colleagues will begin action short of a strike from Wednesday 23 November which includes working to rule and refusing to cover for absent colleagues.

This action will affect a total of 150 UK higher education institutions.

We want to assure you that we will be doing everything possible to mitigate the impact of this industrial action and to enable you to learn, progress and achieve your awards.  Where teaching and assessment is disrupted, the University will implement Emergency Guidance for programme delivery and assessment, and for any further disruption until the end of the academic year. 

The emphasis in the Emergency Guidance is to ensure fair treatment of all students to maintain academic standards and to protect student education and allow students to progress or achieve their awards. 

Detailed information on support and next steps following industrial action will come to you from your school via email and through Canvas communities. We hope that this approach will be more tailored and relevant, focused on your specific programme or subject of study.

What happens next?