BREAKING: University of Liverpool results day postponed due to the upcoming strikes
It has been moved back to the 8th March
Results day for first semester exams has been put back a week, to the 8th of March, because of the upcoming university staff strikes.
Staff strikes at the University of Liverpool are occurring on 14 separate days between February 22nd and March 16th.
In an email to all students at the university, Vice Chancellor Janet Beer wrote; "Given the timing of the industrial action, it will be necessary to move the first semester assessment results release date back by one week to 8 March."
The email also informs students on whether they should expect to come in for lectures and seminars, it states:
"We know that not all members of staff will take part in the strike and many teaching and assessment sessions, including midterm exams, will go ahead as planned. As staff do not have to inform the University in advance that they intend to take strike action, unfortunately we cannot give you advance notice of cancelled sessions, although some of your lecturers may do so. It is therefore important that you assume all activities are going ahead, including the supervision of projects and dissertations, and that you attend as planned unless you hear differently from your lecturer or School office. If a member of staff takes strike action on one day, it should not be assumed that they will continue to do so on other days. You should continue to submit assignments to existing deadlines."
"On days without industrial action, teaching will happen as normal, including supervisory support for projects and dissertations. Where teaching sessions are cancelled on strike days, you will be provided with alternative learning materials and supervisory support, which may include captured lectures and/or podcasts uploaded onto VITAL. Your School office will be in touch following industrial action to inform you what alternative materials will be made available and the timings for these."
The email addresses the petition for tuition fee reimbursement, stating the following:
"The University is committed to maintaining the quality of your learning experience throughout the planned industrial action and will not be issuing refunds. Tuition fees themselves cover an extremely wide range of services and facilities provided by the university – including teaching but also buildings, equipment, library services, careers and counselling, sports facilities, funding for the Guild of Students and much more."
More to follow later.