Lecturers at more than 50 UK universities have voted to go on strike this winter

Here’s a full breakdown of the unis where lecturers are planning to strike

Lecturers and university staff have at 58 universities around the UK have voted to go on strike this winter.

Two votes were held, one on whether to strike over pensions and the other over pay. 33 universities voted to strike in relation to both questions, 21 just over pay, and four over pensions only.

UCU, the lecturers’ union, is demanding a £2.5k pay hike for all staff, as well as serious progress on the issues of pay gaps and precarious contracts.

With regards to pensions, UCU is arguing that recent changes to the pension scheme have led to lecturers being far worse off.

UCU general secretary Jo Grady said: ‘This result is a clear vote of no confidence in the so-called leaders of our universities, with staff telling them in no uncertain terms that they have had enough of pay and working conditions being run into the ground.

A spokesperson for Universities UK told i the result of the vote as “disappointing,” adding: “Universities facing the prospect of industrial action are well prepared to mitigate the impact on students’ learning and minimise disruption for those staff choosing not to take part. The majority of university staff are not members of UCU.”

Jo Grady has previously told The Tab that strike action will most likely take place before Christmas.

Here’s a full breakdown of the unis where lecturers are planning to strike:

The 33 institutions where lecturers are planning to strike over pay and pensions

Aston University

Birkbeck, UoL

Durham University

Goldsmiths, UoL

Heriot-Watt University

Keele University

King’s College London

London School of Economics

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Loughborough University

Open University

Royal Holloway, UoL


The University of Birmingham

The University of Dundee

The University of Kent

The University of Leeds

The University of Nottingham

The University of Sheffield

The University of Stirling

University of Bradford

University of Bristol

University of Cambridge

University of Edinburgh

University of Essex

University of Glasgow

University of Lancaster

University of Liverpool

University of St Andrews

University of Sussex

University of York

Queens University Belfast

University of Ulster

The 21 institutions where lecturers are planning to strike over pay only

Courtauld Institute of Art

Edinburgh Napier University

Glasgow School of Art

Greenwich University

Kingston University

Liverpool Hope University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Queen Margaret University

Roehampton University

Royal College of Art

Royal Northern College of Music

Sheffield Hallam University

The University of Manchester

The University of Northampton

The University of Salford



University of Brighton

University of Central Lancashire

University of Chester

University of Leicester

The four institutions where lecturers plan to strike over pensions only


Imperial College London

University of Bath

University of Reading

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