UCU Strikes Back: Day 6

On the day when we learned UoN students had occupied the Trent building in support of UCU strikers, we’re devoting our diary entry to student action via three key moments as archived on Twitter.

First, we have the student occupation of the Trent Building and their collective statement of solidarity.

Occupying the Trent building overnight, students from the UoN Solidarity Support Network quickly issued a statement demanding better pensions and pay for staff, as well as an end to outsourcing and casualisation.

Watch the video here:
Students occupying Trent building
Student Demonstrators inside Trent

Second, we have the letter sent to the VC by PhD students in the Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training

Inspired by students from Geography (see below), students in Computer Science sent a heartfelt letter to the VC supporting staff and outlining their concerns about the future of HE.

Letter of solidarity sent by Horizon PhD students in the School of Computer Science
Letter of solidarity from PGR students in Geography

And third, we have an image of what a student boycott looks like in practice.

Our third entry comes from one of our hourly paid tutors, compelled to cross the picket line by UoN’s casualisation practices.

Students boycott class in support of staff.