Student Administration

UCU Industrial Action

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In January 2018, members of the University of Edinburgh branch of University and Colleges Union (UCU) voted in favour of strike action and action short of a strike. This action is in support of UCU’s opposition to University UK’s proposed changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme.
The University has been working hard to prepare for this action and to minimise the impact of any action on students, whilst maintaining academic standards.  

Following a number of strike days over a four week period, University and College Union (UCU) members have voted to accept the new Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) pension proposal put forward after further negotiations with Universities UK. This means that UCU have stated that the further round of planned industrial action has been suspended and have asked their members to work normally. 

Read the Principal's latest email to students and staff for more information (16 April 2018)



Guidance for current students

Online help
Frequently Asked Questions on the strike action and how it might affect you. These FAQs will be updated as developments occur.

Guidance for applicants

Here we have provided answers to common questions relating to the industrial action and how it may affect applicants. A few post-offer visit days will take place on dates when industrial action is planned but we are working to ensure that any impact will be minimal.

Student expenses claims

Guidance on how any student can apply for reimbursement of additional expenses (e.g. travel, childcare, accommodation to attend a teaching event) incurred due to the recent UCU industrial action.