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Oxford’s and Cambridge’s role in the demise of USS – Mike Otsuka

This article is resyndicated from Medium.com. To be more precise: what follows is an account of the role of these two universities, and their constituent colleges, in the demise of USS as a multi-employer scheme that promises a decent, defined benefit … Continue reading

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Made in Westminster – Sean Wallis

  Made in Westminster: The source of the USS ‘crisis’ – and the solution In our letter to the Guardian we wrote that [The USS ‘crisis’] is the result of the misrepresentation of the finances of the USS, and the … Continue reading

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Letter to Guardian

University pension ‘crisis’ triggered by HE market madness Published in the Guardian as University staff are right to be striking (30 January 2018)  Add your name The university employers have provoked the largest vote for industrial action ever seen in the … Continue reading

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Where next after the HE Bill? – Sean Wallis and Lee Jones

For a week or so it appeared as if the Conservatives had pulled the plug on the Higher Education and Research Bill (HE Bill) by calling a Brexit General Election on June 8th. Only negotiations with the Labour front bench … Continue reading

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The Higher Education and Research Bill Comes to Lancaster! – Julie Hearn

At Lancaster University we held a series of three successful events over the course of a week (19-26 October 2016) to raise awareness of the Higher Education and Research Bill and the united opposition to it, culminating in the national … Continue reading

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After the Third Convention – what next?

The Convention for Higher Education met at University College London on 15 October. This Third Convention was a working meeting discussing the Government’s Higher Education and Research Bill and organising against it. Headlines Delegates agreed that the Convention will call … Continue reading

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Third Convention Report

Introduction Prof John Holmwood opened the Convention on behalf of the Steering Committee, explaining what had happened since the Second Convention, the Alternative White Paper and the campaign over the summer. This Convention included representatives of the NUS and colleagues from … Continue reading

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