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Strikes have ended – what happens next?

Now that strike action by members of the University and College Union has ended, we wanted to let you know what our next steps are.

We are working hard to mitigate any loss of teaching you may have experienced, and our joint statement with the Students’ Union identifies this as a shared priority.

While action short of a strike continues, our Programme Leads are carrying out a review to work out exactly which units have been affected, and how significantly in each case.

The missed learning will be accounted for when marking exams, and (on a unit by unit basis) may be mitigated by rescheduling lectures and tutorials, releasing additional teaching materials, podcasts and video casts, or lecture notes from previous years. The most important thing is to make sure all the intended learning outcomes from each of your units have been met. There is no need to submit mitigating circumstances in relation to the strikes.

Your School or department will continue to send you updates and they will inform you of any changes to teaching, assessment and feedback as soon as they are in a position to do so. Please continue to check your University email regularly.

Thank you for your patience and support as we work to minimise the impact of strike action on our students.

If you have any questions relating specifically to your course, you can speak to your Programme Lead in the first instance. More information, including frequently asked questions about the strike, can be found here.


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