The University distances itself from a departmental email that says algorithms will be used on some students’ missing marks.
The redundancy dispute at Leicester has threatened to delay graduations in the School of Sciences, with the University saying they ‘may withhold’ some staff’s pay over their marking boycott
From 9th to 11th June, staff intend to strike, having given notice to Vice-Chancellor, (Nishan Canagarajah) after failing to reach an agreement over the proposed 26 compulsory staff redundancies. The anticipated changes come as part of the University’s ‘shaping for excellence’ plan. Cara Dobbing, Leicester UCU Communications Officer-elect, stated “Leicester UCU’s committee agreed there was no other alternative but to escalate our action in defence of or members livelihoods. “The vice-chancellor may consider it an achievement of the consultation process that only 26 compulsory redundancy notices have been served, but we know the numbers of staff impacted and exiting the university is far higher.” The vice-chancellor has been at the receiving end of criticism for some time now, with a vote of no confidence against his leadership being passed at the end of March. Canagarajah has also been held directly responsible by students for their potential disrupted education, following the proposed staff strikes. The University responded to this issue with the following: “We are extremely disappointed that the University and College Union (UCU) is proceeding …
The #BoycottLeicester campaign set up by the UCU is encouraging academics to join the boycott of the University of Leicester in opposition to redundancies.
The English Literature and Language experts who worked on the study of Richard III are set to be axed, along with the study of all Old and (most of) Middle English.
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.