This is everything we know about the Lancaster Uni lecturer strikes so far

This is how the strike will affect YOU


As everyone is probably well aware, Lancaster University is taking part in the strikes running from 25th November to 4th December.

This is everything you need to know:

The strikes

Lancaster University is one of 60 universities throughout the country, including Liverpool Hope, Bangor and Cardiff, who will be taking part in the University and College Union (UCU) strike, after members voted in favour of industrial action. Lecturers are striking on the basis of the gender pay gap, pensions and much more.

Cancelled lectures

While your lecturers may strike, they do not need to give you any notice in advance. Therefore, it is hit and miss as to whether your lectures will be taking place or not – unless your lecturer has explicitly told you otherwise.

It is advised that everyone turns up to all lectures and seminars (unless lecturers have announced their plans to strike) in case the lecturer turns up.

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Assessments

Students will not be assessed on missed content. This makes sense, because how could lecturers expect students to revise and take a test on unknown material?

Some content may be moved and pushed back to a later term, however this is subject dependent.

Different departments

The effects of the strike vary and differ between departments. Lectures cannot talk on behalf of their colleagues or other departments.

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Join the Teachout

Everyday during the strike, from 1:30-3pm, students can build a Community of Resistance by supporting the strike at The Gregson Centre (33 Moorgate LA1 3PY).

On Monday 25th there will be a talk on resistance. Tuesday 26th will be about resistance to bullying. Wednesday 27th will be about resistance to racism. Thursday 28th will be about resistance to managerialism. Friday 29th will be about resistance to financing the climate crisis.

Monday 2nd December will be about resistance from sociology and social work. Tuesday 3rd will be about resistance at Lancaster University. And Wednesday 4th will be about resistance to disability discrimination.

Go down to show your support!