Toby Young email sparks fears university leaders are already kowtowing to new Office for Students
Jason Dittmer“Academia has been poked and prodded and twisted and endlessly measured by government and the discontent among academics both young and old is now very widespread.” Tories want a market in universities but want to engineer the results via TEF, etc.
It is now the third week of strikes to protect USS pensions in pre-1992 universities. I have been following developments on Twitter, and I have also been able to join colleagues in Exeter and Notti…
Jason DittmerThis is an outstanding read, a post-action report aimed at VCs. If only @universitiesuk would admit that this is over. I would add it should be read by @SamGyimah on the subject of audit culture.
I love working with students and I have always been willing to be comparatively less wealthy and secure than friends working in the…
Jason Dittmer"I hope you can see that in a situation where lecturer pay has decreased by 14.5% in real terms since 2009 whilst Vice Chancellors’ six-figure salaries have risen, your fees are not all going towards our wages or pensions."
Jason Dittmer“Our employers know that if we only work the hours we are paid for, vital tasks [...] may not take place [...]. They know this because they also know that our goodwill leads us to work beyond our paid time so that you can finish your degree."
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Jason DittmerAcademics: one important step in the face of the pensions debacle is to join @ucu: ucu.org.uk/join
Grad students: you can join for FREE. You will be most impacted by these changes as you are at the start of your career...