Leicester students will overwhelmingly blame the Vice Chancellor and Executive Board if the staff’s industrial action disrupts their education a poll on social media has found.
The University and College Union monks nailed (blue-tacked) ten theses onto the Fielding Johnson building door on the morning of 21st April.
The University of Leicester and their staff’s Union bitter redundancy battle has escalated as each side releases communication attacking the other.
The University faces fierce criticism as they hand 26 staff members their compulsory redundancy notices
The UCU has greylisted the University of Leicester as part of the dispute over the long running redundancy proposals.
Dr Harvie’s proposed redundancy at the School of Business has been widely condemned by fellow academics.
Staff at Leicester University vote in favour of strike action in response to proposed redundancies.
The University’s Council has said that it “fully supports the Executive Board” and Vice-Chancellor despite students passing an overwhelming vote of no confidence.
Three people have had suicidal thoughts after bullying by managers at the University of Leicester says retired Professor
Leicester MP Claudia Webbe has written to the Education Secretary to express her concerns regarding the ongoing disinvestment proposals.
Dr Oz Gore has resigned from the University of Leicester citing a ‘toxic’ atmosphere, as staff ballot over strike action.
Leicester MP Claudia Webbe has shared a petition on Twitter requesting that the University of Leicester offer a fair rent rebate, which has 611 signatures, as of April 12th.
The University of Leicester have threatened to remove the title of Professor Emeritus from the retired academic Peter Armstrong over his social media activity, following recent disagreement over disinvestment proposals.
The University of Leicester (UoL) have announced a 50% rebate on empty accommodation rooms from the 4 January to 3 May.
The University of Leicester’s Attenborough Arts Centre has seen the Coronavirus pandemic impact its culture and finances.
Two students have been poisoned by mould spores in their Southmeade court accomodation at the University of Leicester.
Rhiannon Jenkins has been announced as the new President of the Students’ Union on 5 March, after a somewhat controversial race.
Pedram Bani Asadi released a two-minute video on Instagram that was critical of the Students’ Union’s decision to pull him from the presidential race.
Written by Max Ashforth Petitions arise over defunding to the pure mathematics department at the University of Leicester. Freddie Mansfield, a third-year student, and Hannah Amliwala, a second-year student, recently started a student-led petition, that has gained 87 signatures, as of 4 March. This petition was set up in response to one set up by staff, which has been signed by over 1,000 people. The recent announcement has not been supported by all students, as Freddie stated: “I can’t see any positives about how the changes would benefit maths students.” The changes set out by University of Leicester Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nishan Canagarajah, include the redundancies of 12 pure mathematics lecturers. These redundancies would be followed by the appointment of three teaching roles. Currently, staff split their time between teaching and researching the subject, however the plan is for this to be reduced to just teaching roles. It is feared that reducing the number of staff in the department would deter prospective students from applying to the university. The long-term impact and knock-on effects, which would …
Pedram Bani Asadi has been removed from the University of Leicester Students’ Union Presidential Elections due to “three separate, alleged breaches of the election regulations.”
The presidential Q&A for the Students’ Union election race was pulled yesterday, on 3 March, at the last minute and without an explanation.
A cover photo of a playboy magazine has appeared on the Executive Elections 2021 Candidates webpage, as the first day of the election gets underway.
The Vice Chancellor has said that he will not consider taking a pay cut to his salary of £250K, despite putting 145 jobs at risk.
The University of Leicester have been accused of monitoring social media accounts of staff members by three academics.
A ‘Students Against Redundancies’ petition opposing redundancies for lecturers and departmental staff has attracted more than 500 signatures.
A recent influx of people posting stories of sexual assault and rape, on Facebook page LeicFess, was sparked after a survivor of sexual assault spoke out on 30 January.
The University of Leicester is yet to produce its annual financial statement for the last academic year, sparking concerns about a lack of transparency over their financial troubles.
The university faced widespread criticism at the student council meeting, with no one speaking against the motion.
An FOI has revealed that only one student out of 13 accused, has been suspended for sexual assault.
The University and College Union (UCU) Leicester branch held a meeting on 25 January where they laid out plans to oppose the prospect of compulsory redundancies,