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June, 2020:

Branch Meeting on Academic Promotions

As outlined in last week’s General Meeting, your UCU committee has drafted a proposal on academic promotions: UCU_NewPromotionScheme, and would like feedback from members. The proposal identifies a number of shortcomings with the current scheme, and sets out a more progressive alternative that we believe will be more beneficial to our members and our university.
We would like members who are interested in academic promotions to read our proposal and feed back their thoughts.  We will host an online workshop next Tuesday (June 23, 10-11 am) in which Dr Paul Skarratt will talk through the basic principles and the underlying mechanics. The rest of the workshop will be a member-led discussion to further improve and refine the proposal. 
The Zoom invitation will be sent to members later this week or email Victoria Cattini at  If you cannot attend then please feel free to email your views to Paul at 

Branch Meeting – Thursday 11th June 2020

Your UCU Branch Committee has organised a meeting for members on Thursday 11th June at 12.30 pm via zoom and details of the meeting can be obtained via our branch administrator.   It will be an opportunity for the Committee to update members on the outcomes from the Emergency UJCC meeting, provide an update on work matters relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, four fights and USS ballots, and for members to be able to ask questions or raise any concerns they may have.