Keele UCU urges the University to stop the delivery of in-situ teaching

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.

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Reaction to SMT’s Answers

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).

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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.

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