1. Congress This Weekend – Give Our Delegates A Steer
UCU Congress is taking place in Harrogate over the coming weekend, 25th – 27th May. This is where delegates debate and vote on motions which, if passed, become UCU policy.
If you haven’t already done so, please give our delegates a steer by completing this survey containing 10 propositions on which we would like your view. Please vote for, against or abstain.
2. AGM Election Results
The following candidates were all duly elected at the AGM on 8th May:
President: James Thompson
Vice President: Suzy Cheeke & Tracey Hooper
Branch Secretary: Jamie Melrose
Equality Officer: VACANCY
Treasurer: Paul Ayres
Anti-Casualisation Officer: Jamie Melrose
Membership/Recruitment Secretary: Mercedes Villalba
Members of Exec. Committee
Laura Dickinson – Civil Engineering
Neil Abel – Geographical Sciences
Maud Perrier – SPAIS
Lucy Langley-Palmer – Library Services
Callum Bungey – Chemistry
Stuart Prior – Anth. and Arch.
Ricky Tutin – Economics, Finance and Management
Madhu Krishnan – English
Celine Petitjean – Bio. Sciences
Angela Piccini – Film and Television
Stephen D’Evelyn – UCU
John Foot – Italian
3. Draft Academic Promotions Framework
The latest iteration of the draft Academic Promotions Framework is available to view here: https://uob.sharepoint.com/teams/grp-academicpromotionsframework
We encourage members to take a look and send any feedback to the project team, headed by Simon Swales. If you have any concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. REF Code of Practice
Bristol UCU has submitted its response to the current draft of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 Code of Practice:
One of the main points of the Bristol UCU response is that the University ‘not submit the outputs of former staff who have since been made redundant and that this commitment is explicitly included in your 2021 REF Code of Practice’.