UCU industrial action - information for students

Updated: 1 December 2022

There continues to be a national dispute over higher education pensions, pay and working conditions.

The University and College Union (UCU), which represents many academics, lecturers and other staff at universities across the UK, announced that industrial action would take place during November 2022. Following a national ballot, strike action took place at 150 UK universities including Oxford Brookes, on the following dates:

  • Thursday 24 November
  • Friday 25 November
  • Wednesday 30 November.

Further strike action may take place in the New Year and UCU members may also begin industrial action short of strike action from Wednesday 23 November, which includes working to rule, refusing to make up work lost as a result of strike action and refusing to cover for absent colleagues.