Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Vice Chancellor says it will be 'Business as Usual'

Prof Peter Gregson, University President and Vice Chancellor has written to students regarding the ongoing industrial action by the Association of University Teachers (AUT). Prof. Gregson said, "The University's priority is to ensure that students do not suffer because of the dispute between the AUT and employers nationally, and it is hoped that an agreement will be reached quickly.

"The University is continuing to plan as normal for the completion of all student-related activities, including examinations and assessments, and Heads of School are being asked to ensure that this work is undertaken on a timely basis and completed in accordance with the normal deadlines. I will be keeping the President of the Students' Union informed of developments."

The AUT took similar action last year with little impact on student assesment or graduation.

3 Comments:

Anonymous David Cather said...

Ahh, back from your Easter holidays?

The occasional one-off strike by the AUT isn't going to solve the funding problem.

4/19/2006 2:10 pm  
Anonymous Jacqueline Pollock said...

Unfortunately the problem isn't just the occasional strike action but the ongoing action short of a strike which means that no assessments are being graded, and no examinations will be set which could lead to the delay of graduations by final year students. The following link has more information:
http://www.nusonline.co.uk/campaigns/oncourse/news/272071.aspx

4/19/2006 4:41 pm  
Anonymous Jacqueline Pollock said...

Unfortunately the problem isn't just the occasional strike action but the ongoing action short of a strike which means that no assessments are being graded, and no examinations will be set which could lead to the delay of graduations by final year students. The following link has more information:
http://www.nusonline.co.uk/campaigns/oncourse/news/272071.aspx

4/19/2006 4:41 pm  

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