Protect Your Academic Freedom

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The survey has been designed as part of a UCU initiative which seeks to provide improved help and guidance for UCU members in respect to their academic freedom rights and responsibilities. The findings arising from the survey will help the UCU both to develop a new national policy on academic freedom, and to produce appropriate support and training materials concerning academic freedom, for use by UCU members.

Take the survey by clicking here, with a chance to win £100 to spend at John Lewis

National Senior Management Survey


What is the National Senior Management Survey?

The National Senior Management Survey has been launched as a tool for academic staff around the UK to complete on the practices of their senior management team. The survey seeks to move the gaze from the narrow metrics of staff performance to the senior management teams who set the conditions through which staff performance becomes possible. In so doing it seeks to ask questions of the current trajectory of higher education in the UK and to broaden debate about what universities should and could be for our students.

Please click here to complete the survey or select it from the Workload menu

HudUCU’s Appraisals Advice

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Is your appraisal process in line with the appraisal policy?

Are you being held accountable for matters over which you have little or no control (e.g. student attendance) ?

Appraisals should be about an opportunity for employees to present what they feel to be their main achievements over the last 12 months with emphasis on self appraisal.

Check out UCU’s guidance here and the university appraisal policy

Problems? Contact UCU

Please contact UCU if you would like to inform us that you have experienced problems or you suspect your appraisal has not been in line with the appraisal policy.