How will you be affected by UK university strikes?


The University College Union (UCU) have confirmed that staff from 74 universities across the UK will go on strike starting on Thursday for 14 days until 13 March 2020.

The strike follows the November and December 2019 strike, in which staff from 60 universities walked out over disputes regarding pay, pensions and working conditions. The strikes are expected to cause significant disruption to the studies of university students during the final weeks of term.

Students at some universities including Edinburgh, York and Leicester have launched petitions for compensation from universities. This is the third set of strikes since 2018. Many have said they support the strikes but feel that they should be reimbursed for missed tuition time.

Share your experiences

We would like to hear from both university staff and students. If you are a member of staff and are going on strike, what are your reasons for doing so? If you’re a student how do you feel about the strike? Do you support the actions of your lecturers and other university staff? Will you be joining them on the picket line? Do you think students should receive some sort of compensation?

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