At its core, university is a community of students and staff. Staff’s working conditions and any attempt to protect or improve them will be felt by students as well. This page is to provide information and resources for students, as well as to invite you to join in the project to build a better university for everyone.

The Community Solidarity group created a handy booklet with information about trade unions, workers’ rights, and how to join. Download it here.

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News for students

Info for students on industrial action

So your University and College Union got a mandate for Industrial Action, what now? You will have heard that UCU, the University and College Union, has achieved a mandate for industrial action. The questions below should help to give some information about what we already know this means. Check our Instagram for a more visual digest…

Statement to QMUL students on the end of the marking & assessment boycott

Dear students, Queen Mary UCU members have voted to accept an agreement with management to end the marking boycott. Members of QMUCU (the trade union representing many academic and academic-related professional staff at Queen Mary) extend our deep gratitude to QMUL students for their patience and support since the beginning of this industrial action. This…

Letter to students on strike action and marking & assessment boycott

Dear students, More strikes are taking place at QMUL on 5-6 May, 9-13 May and 16-18 May. These are happening only at our university, as a last resort because of how poorly QMUL management is treating their own staff and students. For months staff and students have requested negotiations with the Principal, but have been…

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Student Liaison

The Student Liaison serves as a point of contact between the branch and students. The Student Liaison also works with student organisers and the Students’ Union, coordinating events and campaigns.They facilitate conversation and collaboration between the UCU branch and students, from undergraduate to PGR, and to inform students about the UCU and trade unionism more widely.