This is an update about the delivery of in-situ teaching. This includes our proposal and the response from senior management at Keele University
Today we have written to the Vice-Chancellor and Chair of Council the following letter. We have done so aligning with the national UCU position, and in light of Independent SAGE recommendations to Universities (28th September) and of the latest developments relating to the pandemic both in HE and across the country as a whole.
Dear Vice Chancellor, We are writing to ask for urgent clarification on the University’s intention to move its level of…
In my opinion, Keele SMT have not yet responded adequately to concerns raised by the community. These plans for a return to face to face teaching have been developed at the last minute, appear ill thought-out and are potentially dangerous. They should be challenged on this in the most robust fashion to prevent needless illness amongst staff and students (and their family members).
The Keele UCU Branch Committee submitted your questions to Keele’s Director of HR and TU Oversight Committee.
We have now receive a reply with these answers…
In order for Keele UCU to undertake its representative and statutory duties, we conducted a one question poll of members which produced the following result…
We received an update on issues related to transport on the campus for the next academic year, including measures in response to the pandemic.
Update for cyclists on cycle to work scheme
Updates on impact to public transport and the safe use of busses
Updates on parking, new pay and display limits, paperless permits, and family-friendly parking.
It’s proposed you will need to pay for your permit even if working from home.
Updates on risk assessments, in situ teaching workloads and a member survey
Update on Keele UCU’s discussions with senior management on the impact of Covid-19 on the University’s finances.