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Industrial action latest: 6 September 2023

We have been informed by national UCU that the Marking and Assessment Boycott (MAB) has ended with immediate effect.

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Update on the UCU marking and assessment boycott

Published: Tuesday 12 September 2023

Marking all finalists’ work and getting final degrees classified has always been our top priority and we have taken additional measures to ensure we get marks to as many students as possible as quickly as possible. The vast majority of our students now have their degrees or a guaranteed interim award. The impact of the marking and assessment boycott (MAB) is limited to few departments.

The end of the MAB is welcome news for our whole community. We have written to staff to ask those who were participating in the MAB to complete all outstanding marking as a matter of the highest priority.

Today (Tuesday 12 September) we have written to final year and continuing students to inform them by when they will receive their marks and, for final year students, their degree awards.

We continue to offer individual support to final year students, including liaising directly with employers and other educational institutions so they are able to progress to the next stage of their lives.

We are very aware of workload implications for colleagues involved in marking students’ work and have issued further guidance on priorities and timelines.

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