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 Post subject: Lecturers strikes
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:02 pm 
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Anyone's DC's losing lectures due to this?


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 Post subject: Re: Lecturers strikes
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:55 pm 
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Yes.


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 Post subject: Re: Lecturers strikes
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:50 pm 
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No, according to a statement on the UoB website. DS1 being in his final year, I must admit that checking this was almost the first thing I did this morning.

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 Post subject: Re: Lecturers strikes
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:04 pm 
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Yes, final year, lectures and contact time for dissertation lost, latter due in before Easter break...grr...oh memories of the three day week, strikes and my O levels and more recently using up my annual leave to cover NUT strikes at the kids' primary. It was ever thus, but imagine having a pension big enough to be able to cut it by £10K per year! How other half live. Who knew? :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Lecturers strikes
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:09 pm 
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No, neither of mine.


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 Post subject: Re: Lecturers strikes
PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:37 am 
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It is currently mainly the more 'traditional/old/RG+' universities which are involved. Some more are planning to join in next week if a solution isn't found, though I gather some VCs have now come out publicly to support the lecturers which could lead to a breakthrough. As both a parent of a DC affected and also someone whose colleagues are striking, I can see both sides here.

This is an interesting take on it:
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... e-colleges


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 Post subject: Re: Lecturers strikes
PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:43 am 
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Do students get refunds on the fees they have paid, when strikes are on?


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 Post subject: Re: Lecturers strikes
PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:52 am 
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kenyancowgirl wrote:
Do students get refunds on the fees they have paid, when strikes are on?
No.

Some students are apparently planning to sue. Some universities are apparently putting the money saved by not paying lecturers into a hardship fund for students.


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 Post subject: Re: Lecturers strikes
PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:01 am 
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DS quite happy as he has missed 2 mid-term tests, which the lecturers are sending out to them with the mark schemes so they can use them during the Easter Break before end of year exams. He thinks that will be more useful anyway, as not a lot of revision has happened for them anyway!


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 Post subject: Re: Lecturers strikes
PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:24 pm 
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Ds1 is at a RG Uni and has missed quite a few lectures and also contact time for his final project, as well as 1-1 contact due to his SEN. I'm astounded with the huge fees charged by the Unis and huge salaries paid to lecturers that they cant find another way to sort their disputes! :evil:


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