In November 2021, members of the University of Edinburgh branch of University and Colleges Union (UCU) took part in two separate ballots which resulted in votes in favour of strike action and action short of a strike.

This action is in support of UCU’s disputes regarding the USS pension scheme and 'Four Fights' of casualisation, inequality, workload and pay. 

More information on the industrial action can be found on the HR webpages:

Industrial Action 2021

Staff can keep informed with news from across the University by visiting our news sources including Staff News, Bulletin and MyEd. 

Video: We are Open - Staff Video July 2021
Video for all staff about the next academic year and returning to campus.

We are looking forward to welcoming staff and students to campus for the next academic year. Peter Mathieson, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, talks about the plans in place to keep our community safe.

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Personal Development courses

Career development support and resources for learning and development.

Showcasing videos, blogs and events on innovation and success in teaching and learning at Edinburgh. 

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