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Durham University


Strike action

Members of the higher education union, UCU, have voted in favour of industrial action at Durham University.

These web pages provide further information for our staff and students as well as outline our commitment to continuing to provide excellent standards of education for our students during this period.

We understand the outcome of the 2019 pay negotiations and the proposed changes to USS are important issues that concern many of our staff and we know the decision of many to vote in favour of industrial action has not been taken lightly. We respect the right of staff to take part in industrial action.

However, we are disappointed by the outcome from the UCU ballot given the potential impact on our students. We can assure our students we will be working to mitigate impact on their degree studies and are committed to ensuring they continue to achieve their learning outcomes.

New information and updates will continue to be posted on these pages in the coming days and weeks.

Professor Stuart Corbridge, Vice-Chancellor & Warden