The Universities and College Union (UCU) have announced that they will be striking from Monday 25th November to Wednesday 4th December.

An email sent to all students on Monday detailed the impact the strikes would have on learning and teaching. However, this email incorrectly stated that there would be an “assessment and marking boycott”. DUSA has been in touch with the University to clarify that this was a miscommunication. An assessment and marking boycott will not be taking place after the strike period.

The industrial action is due to an ongoing dispute regarding proposed pension arrangements for members of the Universities Superannuation Scheme and on pay and working conditions. DUSA throughout this action will remain neutral.

The DUSA Executive has been working with the University, and the Dundee branch of UCU to ensure that students understand why these strikes are taking place. We wanted to ensure you know the impact this may have on learning and teaching, and to ensure that you are all supported throughout this period.

MyDundee has a questions and answers section about the strike, so please use this resource to answer any questions that you have. If you have further questions, please contact your school as they will be able to provide you with the most up to date information for your programme. If you feel you need academic support, you can contact the Vice President (Academia), Stuart Murphy at vpa@dusa.co.uk or visit the DUSA Executive at The Hive, Level 4 of the Union.

Joshua Connor
DUSA President