May 24, 2022

Staff at about 70 UK universities have been on strike for at least two weeks.

Thousands of employees and students will protest against the reduction in teachers’ pensions.


During the strikes, the university staff will affect about 70 perceptions.Credit: PA

Why are UK universities on strike?

The University and College Union (UCU) has started a ten-day strike.

It started with cuts in university staff pensions and deteriorating salaries and conditions.

Employers are proposing cuts to the University of the UK (UUK) that would result in lecturers losing 35% of their retirement funds.

UCU proposed a compromise, meaning both staff and employers would pay more to protect their benefits, but this was not accepted.

Which universities are on strike?

The list of strike-hit universities is long, with 68 affected.

An estimated 50k staff will go out, while others will take part in other forms of strike, such as working only during contract hours.

  • Austin University
  • Bath University
  • Burke Back College
  • University of Birmingham
  • Bishop Grossist University
  • Bournemouth University
  • University of Bradford
  • University of Brighton
  • University of Bristol
  • Cambridge
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • University of Chester
  • City, University of London
  • Cortald Institute of Art
  • University of Dundee
  • University of Durham
  • University of Edinburgh Napier
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Essex
  • Glasgow School of Art
  • University of Glasgow
  • Goldsmith
  • University of Greenwich
  • Heathrow University
  • Imperial College London
  • Institute of Development Studies
  • Kelly University
  • University of Kent
  • King’s College London
  • Kingston University
  • Lancaster University
  • Leeds Trinity
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Leicester
  • Liverpool Hope University
  • Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA)
  • University of Liverpool
  • London School of Economics (LSE)
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Loughborough University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • University of Manchester
  • Newcastle University
  • University of Northampton
  • Northumberland University
  • University of Nottingham
  • Open University (OU)
  • Oxford Brooks
  • Queen Margaret University
  • Queen Mary (QMUL)
  • Queen’s University of Belfast
  • University of Reading
  • Rohimpton University
  • Royal College of Art
  • Royal Holloway
  • Royal Northern College of Music
  • University of Salford
  • University of Sheffield Hall
  • University of Sheffield
  • SOAS, University of London
  • University of St. Andrews
  • St. Mary’s University College
  • University of Sterling
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of Sussex
  • Swansea University
  • UAL
  • University of Ulster
  • University College London (UCL)
  • University of Creative Arts
  • University of Westminster
  • University of Winchester
  • Rital University College
  • York University

When will the strike of university employees end?

The strike is scheduled to take place in ten days, but it varies from organization to organization.

There will be strikes at least until Tuesday, February 22, 2022, but some plans have been made in early March.

More dates are likely to be announced after the strikes end.

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