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Election Results 2020

The independent returning officer, Nicholas Joseph, declared on Friday 17 April at 12.30 that the following were duly elected as members of the UCU Branch Committee 2020-2021: Chair:  Sean Broome Vice Chair: Kulsoom Pridmore Secretary: Claire Tupling Membership Secretary: Ruth … Continue reading

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UCU Branch Elections 2020

The UCU Branch Committee Elections 2020 are now open. The election for UCU Branch Officers and Committee members is now open. Nominations for the following posts are welcome. The existing post-holder’s name is in brackets. Chair (Dennis Hayes); Vice-Chair (Kulsoom … Continue reading

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Support UCU Members on Strike in the East Midlands

This is a message from Agnes Flues and Dennis Hayes sent on behalf of UCU East Midlands Region: Four HE branches in the East Midlands are on strike: De Montfort, Leicester, Loughborough and Nottingham. UCU members in Branches not on … Continue reading

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WHO to vote for? Vote Teresa FORDE

HE Members should have now received their HE Election Ballot papers. The University of Derby Branch is excited to let you know that  Teresa FORDE is standing for election to the National Executive Committee. The Branch unanimously endorses our long-standing … Continue reading

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Striking to Save Universities

In solidarity with East Midlands Universities on strike for eight days we re-publish, with permission, this great twitter feed from Dr Lee Jones (QMUL) on why staff are striking: “You’ll get nothing from me for the next 8 days except … Continue reading

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AWLP: Statement of 5 Guiding Principles

University of Derby UCU Branch – Five Guiding Principles for institutional and individual discussions about Academic Work Load Planning (AWLP). Their aim is to increase academic autonomy:     Transparency – AWLP should be a public and published process. Individual … Continue reading

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Protect Our Pensions

On Wednesday 16 October at 13.00 in Room N111 (Kedleston Road),  UCU and UNISON are holding a joint meeting – our Speaker is Chris Mason, UCU  Regional  Pensions  Officer Universities are keen on rhetoric about staff well-being while seeking to … Continue reading

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Branch Activity 2019-20

The following issues will be taken up by the Branch after unanimous approval at the packed AGM/Branch Meeting held on Wednesday 15 May:  Bullying  ‘The UCU Branch (along with the UNISON Branch) will investigate the nature and extent of bullying … Continue reading

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Agenda for the 2019 AGM

Agenda for the AGM of the University of Derby Branch of the UCU to be held on Wednesday 15 May 2019 at 13.00 in Room N108 (Kedleston Road Campus). Light refreshments will be available. Welcome by the Chair      … Continue reading

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AGM Calling Notice 2019

  The AGM of the University of Derby Branch of the University and College Union will be held on Wednesday 15 May 2019 at 13.00 in Room N108 on the main campus – Kedleston Road.   The election process is as … Continue reading

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