Strike Info


UCU Strike Teachout programme

What does an alternative university look like?

Informal sessions on the topic of the day at the picket lines around 10:00am in the morning will be followed by more structured sessions online in the afternoon, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Zoom 2:00pm Teachout link:

Meeting ID: 821 1137 9716

Passcode: 574053

Each topic will result in a number of concrete proposals, which will be introduced in the final public teach out session at the Portland Steps on 1 March at 12 noon.

14 February – Reflecting on Democratic Governance:

  • Des Freedman: The Gold Paper: Governance, Power and the Idea of a Democratic University.
  • Tony Padilla and Thomas Sotiriou: Democratising Senate! 
  • Potential solidarity input from the Netherlands!

15 February – What does pedagogy look like in a democratic university? 

  • Howard Stevenson: Pedagogy Guiding Principles.   

18 February

  • Sharon Clancy: Raymond Williams and participatory democracy.

21 February

  • Lopa Leach and Anna Meier: What is decolonising practice in a democratic university, how can systems of oppression be dismantled?  

22 February

  • Emma Birkett: Tackling climate change.

 28 February – The role of the democratic university within wider society.

  • Chris Taylor: Who is complicit? The Arms Trade, Hostile Environment, and the University.
  • Gertjan Lucas: ‘The Science’ does not exist.

1 March – Teach out on the Portland Steps at 12 noon