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Covid-19 FE

Information for FE members

Covid-19 crisis information and advice for member working in further education.

UCU's further education committee met in April 2020 and agreed a statement on the Covid-19 crisis, which can be read here.

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Health and safety in reopened colleges

FE specific advice

FE workplace return negotiating guidance [220kb]

Covid-19 - FE joint unions five tests, May 20 [153kb]

Covid-19 - FE's five Ws, May 20 [178kb]

UCU FE letter: onsite return negotiations, May 20 [157kb]

Agreed protocols for a return to face-to-face working in FE in Wales

Has the government issued any specific advice for colleges and universities?

My university or college has asked me to provide online learning or supervision to students?

I am on a casual contract, what are my rights if classes do not take place?

I have been asked to record a lecture or class for playback off campus to students?

I am an international member of staff or student on a visa. How would non-attendance due to coronavirus affect me?

I am due to travel outside the UK as part for my work. What should I do?

Am I allowed to give students advice about not attending face to face lectures or classes?

Read the full UCU advice here

Crisis impact

News from the frontline as the impact of the crisis hits:

Last updated: 23 November 2020