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‘How we work’ at the University of Derby – UCU’s Response

The University of Derby has just rolled out a new Policy document, entitled How We Work. UCU Derby does not endorse this document.  The University presented UCU Derby with their plan to introduce How We Work earlier in the year. The UCU committee decided … Continue reading

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NEC Elections 2021 – Vote FORDE #1

The University of Derby UCU Branch is excited, once again, that Teresa FORDE is standing for election to the National Executive Committee for a Higher Education Midlands seat. There are six candidates so Teresa has a good chance of being … Continue reading

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Returning to our campuses

The UCU Branch Chair – Dr Sean Broome sent this message to all members by email: “UCU and Unison are closely working with the University to assure safe and secure return to work for the 2020-21 academic year after the … Continue reading

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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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