Commenting on the chancellor's spending review announcement, UCU welcomed the recognition that students need more financial support, but repeated concerns that extending loans in further and higher education would lead to the poorest paying most for their education.
UCU members at the Open University will stage a one-day walk-out tomorrow following the university's decision to push ahead with controversial plans to close seven regional centres, putting 502 jobs at risk.
UCU members at the Open University will present a 6400-strong petition opposing the closure of seven regional centres to the university's pro-chancellor Richard Gillingwater ahead of a crucial Council meeting at the Milton Keynes campus on Tuesday.
Commenting on the initial findings of the Nurse Review into research councils, published today, UCU has called on the government to ensure a more joined-up approach to future research funding which takes into account the views of staff.
The introduction of different systems for funding further and higher education across the UK in recent years has led to dramatic variations in levels of public resource for students, says a report released today by UCU.