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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
Muzammil Khomusi writes about the cuts to the Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour from a student’s perspective
A ‘Students Against Redundancies’ petition opposing redundancies for lecturers and departmental staff has attracted more than 500 signatures.
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.
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,
Four petitions opposing the proposed compulsory redundancies at the University of Leicester have received over four thousand signatures from across the globe
The University of Leicester has faced widespread criticism over the cuts to the English department, that were announced to staff in an email, three hours into the first day of term.
Leicester’s Students’ Union voted by 35-5 to oppose the university’s ‘disinvestment strategy’ during an impassioned exchange at their annual meeting on the 1st of December.
University Vice Chancellor announces that now is the ‘perfect moment’ to ‘disinvest in certain areas’, putting thousands of staff jobs on the line.