This policy concerns the UCU strike of 2018, mandating officers to find ways of working with UCU to best support students and prevent them from being used as bargaining chips.

Related Officer: All

Passed/Renewed: 14/02/2018

Expiry: 14/02/2020

Last updated: Michaelmas 2019

  1. Epiphany 2018 Policy passed. The SU President remained in contact with Durham's UCU rep to provide the most up-to-date information about the strikes. All information for students has been updated on the SU website. The SU provided hot drinks and biscuits for striking staff. Alan Houstan, PVC of Education, discussed exam mitigation due to the strikes.
  2. Easter 2018 The University released information about the strike impact on exams and the mitigations put into place to ease these impacts.
  3. Michaelmas 2018 A poll was launched to determine how the strike fund should be spent. The SU Advice Service supported students who were affected by the strikes.
  4. Epiphany 2019 Link to UCU page on website.
  5. Michaelmas 2019 Projects funded by strike-fund now largely complete: online MHFA training for all students, new study space and furniture in Dunelm House, free academic society membership, new Counselling Service staff. Update from David on latest strike ballot.