School of GeoSciences

UCU Industrial Action - FAQ's for Students

Information for Geosciences students about the UCU industrial action

The School aims to follow the policies and guidelines laid down by the University to cover the period of UCU Industrial Action in 2018. The FAQ list below is our best attempt to use these to answer specific questions raised by students. These questions will be updated and added to as necessary.

If you have further questions, please contact the Director of Teaching, Dr Linda Kirstein (

Please rest assured that we are continuously assessing the impact of the strike action on specfic courses and associated assessments. We will follow rigorous exam board processes, using University issued guidance and recommendations, and will apply any adjustments in a fair and consistent way.

These FAQs should be read in conjunction with the University guidance below, which is the University’s definitive source of information for students and staff on the current UCU Industrial Action.

University Guidance

Updated information on the role of Boards of Examiners in accounting for the disruption caused by the industrial action