University news

Industrial action update – 29 March

UCU has issued a message to say it will consult with its members on the latest proposal regarding USS to establish an expert group but have also called for further strike action.  This would affect 13 universities, including The University of Manchester and would potentially take place between 16-20 April.  A statement from UUK has outlined that employers have indicated their support for this proposal, however, this is conditional on the suspension of industrial action. UUK expects the union to provide urgent clarity on the action planned for the week of 16 April.

We would like to reassure all students that all of those who are eligible will progress and graduate as planned. We will issue further updates to all students as soon as further information becomes available.

Further updates on the industrial action from previous dates can be found here: