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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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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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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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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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Nomination Forms for UCU Officers and Committee 2018 – 2019

Friday 27 April at 12.00 is the deadline for return of nominations to an independent  returning officer who is not a member of the committee – Dr Sean Broome. The positions available are Officers: Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Membership Secretary, Health and Safety … Continue reading

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Branch Committee Meeting 4 December 2017

There will be a Branch Committee Meeting at the Main Campus (Keldeston Road) in room S302 at  13.00. The draft Agenda has been circulated.

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HE Pay Ballot and DPRs

 Vote ‘Accept’ for a Pay Increase You will have received a personal email from Sally Hunt asking you to vote to accept the 1.7 pay offer or not. The HEC also suggest we accept. The Branch consultative ballot was over … Continue reading

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Autumn Meetings 2017

Below is our provisional programme for the first semester of 2017-18: September 2017 – A Branch Meeting at Buxton College  (Date, Time and Venue TBC) Monday 23 October 2017 – A joint branch Meeting with Unison   13.00 Venue TBC) November … Continue reading

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New Committee Members Elected

        Welcome to Dr Ihsan Caillau-Foster, who has been elected as our UCU Branch Anti-Casualisation Officer and to Carlton MacDonald, who has been elected as our UCU Branch Academic Workload Planning Rep. Our  first meeting for the … Continue reading

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