Tag : academics

Looking at reward systems: is the academic pressure a positive influence?

8 months ago / 0 comments

As we once again approach a busy period of exams and essays, I find myself reflecting upon the enormous pressure some of us put ourselves under to achieve academically. I think that I bought into this approach at school, and I have a suspicion as to why. Secondary school can … Read More

UCU Strikes Set To End As Agreement Reached

8 months ago / 0 comments

Members of the University and College Union (UCU) are expected to return to work on Wednesday after the union and the Universities UK (UUK) group reached an agreement over pensions. Despite over 35 meetings of the Joint Negotiating Committee since the start of 2017, no agreement had been reached before … Read More

Four Weeks of Strike Action Begins

9 months ago / 0 comments

Strike action has unfolded across campus this week, with university staff beginning a total of fourteen days of industrial action, spread across four weeks. The University of Leeds is not the only higher education body to be impacted, with 61 universities across the UK experiencing strikes. This action has been … Read More

University Strike Action Planned Over Pensions

9 months ago / 0 comments

The University and Colleges Union (UCU) has announced 14 days of strikes to commence on Thursday 22nd February. The strikes will take place over a month, beginning and ending with a five-day walkout. The University of Leeds is amongst 61 universities who will be taking part in the strikes, with … Read More

Conservative MP Scrutinised for “Sinister” Letter to Vice-Chancellors

1 year ago / 0 comments

A Conservative MP and government whip, Chris Heaton-Harris, has been sharply criticised for writing a letter to every Vice-Chancellor in the country asking for the names of professors who lecture in European affairs “with special reference to Brexit”. He also requested copies to the syllabuses and online lectures for any … Read More