EGM 2 April, Social event tonight

Dear friends and colleagues,

This is to remind you about our upcoming EGM and social event.

1. EGM – Tues 2 April, 12-1pm, Westminster Theatre

The focus of this EGM will be to provide an update, and importantly to establish a mandate for Keele UCU’s next steps in regards to the VS scheme and the overall financial situation of the university.

At this week’s Keele UCU Committee meeting, the committee approved 3 motions to put before the membership.

Motions can also be submitted by individual members. Please send the text of any proposed motions to me by 5pm on Monday 1 April. Text of all motions will be distributed on Tuesday morning.

2. Social event – tonight (Friday 29 March), starting at 5:30pm, SCR bar

Everyone at Keele is stressed these days. Come unwind with friends, and celebrate the community of Keele, the community we are fighting to save. 

Drinks will be available to purchase (cash only) and some nibbles, but people are also encouraged to bring cheese, baked goods, whatever they fancy. The strike last year showed that some of our members (and their children) are amazing cooks! There is no need to RSVP but if you have any questions or wish to become a member of the Staff Common Room, please email Rachel Bright,

Please note: Individual meetings about VS are continuing to take place in HUMSS, and we are providing support to all members who request it. This week we were informed by the Head of HR that individual meetings in the other Faculties and Directorates will also take place. If you receive a request for an individual meeting, please contact BEFORE agreeing to a specific time and/or date. This is to ensure that we have support available at that specific time.

In solidarity,


K-UCU Branch Secretary