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London and South East region higher education briefing

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Online regional briefing to update you on the funding environment, political context and the potential financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on higher education institutions, and provide practical guidance and advice on defending jobs and ensuring that the reopening of universities is safe for staff and students.

Systemic racism and how to survive it

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMs02QyMJUE In this webinar we will identify what we mean by ‘systemic racism’. We will be joined by colleagues from sister education unions including Michelle Codrington-Rogers, the first black national president of the NASUWT alongside UCU contributors from FE, HE and prison education. We will leave members with clear strategies to both recognise and challenge
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Mapping LGBT+ progress

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Watch back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv6rksF7xmM Reviewing progress towards LGBT+ equality and liberation to date, and looking ahead The event will focus on two main questions: how much progress have we made with advancing the LGBT+ rights and liberation agenda as of today? where do we go next, and what should our priorities be? Confirmed speakers: Flora Renz
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Black and disabled workers’ health and safety

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Watch back: https://youtu.be/hBYd7tvBM0A The Covid-19 crisis has seen particular challenges for black and disabled workers. ONS statistics found that between March and July 2020, 59% of all deaths involving Covid-19 during this period were disabled (‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) related deaths by disability status, England and Wales: 2 March to 14 July 2020’) while black males are
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ACE member meeting

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General meeting for UCU members working in adult and community education. At the meeting we will be discussing: the results of the survey; what is happening in ACE at the current time terms and conditions for members working in ACE, how they are determined and how funding for ACE is secured Fund the Future campaign
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Decolonising 2: capturing the student perspective

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Watch back: https://youtu.be/NlWOKWlbPIA UCU's black members’ standing committee looks at the students' and ex-students' point of view on the curriculum. Black students have been asking why is our curriculum white and when will institutions decolonise themselves. Following on from previous discussions we ask students and ex-students to share their experience and ask how staff and
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Keeping universities running during the pandemic – the importance of supporting ARPS staff

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Watch back: https://youtu.be/QRxrsM190II Join our discussion about the importance of the work academic-related and professional services staff are undertaking to keep universities running. From IT staff and those working in libraries or museums, to the e-learning teams and counselling services, ARPS staff are a crucial part of the academic team. The discussion will focus on
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Keeping universities safe: STUC fringe meeting

https://youtu.be/lQExu7u6St8 With the large number of Covid-19 cases in Scottish universities at the start of this term; confusion over guidance both for students and online and remote teaching and activities; and the Christmas break coming join UCU general secretary Jo Grady, SAGE sub-committee member and Scottish Government adviser Professor Steve Reicher, UCU Scotland president Carlo
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Day of action: organising disabled workers

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Register here Covid-19 has disproportionately impacted on disabled workers from being denied reasonable adjustments to being the first to be made redundant and in line with our theme for this year 'organising for disabled workers', we would like to invite you to be a contributor to this important and timely discussion. To mark UCU's third
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