UCU Vice-President, and Representative of LGBT+ members’ hustings event

South Region will be holding a hustings event on Wednesday, 12 August 2020 at 12 noon. The event will be Chaired by Rosey Whorlow (South East Region Equalities Officer).

Welcome and Protocols
Opening Statements (3 mins per candidate)
Open Session (Q&A)
Closing Statements (2 mins per candidate)
Close meeting

Candidates for UCU Vice President (VP)
Dr Justine Mercer (University of Warwick)
Dr Gareth Brown (University of Leicester)
Stephen Desmond (Solent University)
Dr Victoria Showunmi (UCL)
Marian Mayer (Bournemouth University)

Candidates for Representative of LGBT+ members
Peter Evans (South Thames College)
Jennie Appleyard (Leeds City College)

Please feel free to invite friends and colleagues from your branch.
Hope to see you there,

Mark Farwell
Chair (Solent UCU)

Academic Career Pathways ballot result

The ballot closed on Friday, 15 May 2020, and the result was as follows:

Do you accept the agreement between UCU and Solent University on academic career pathways?

Yes: 82.6%
No: 17.4%
Turnout: 34%

The turnout was disappointing, but this should be understood in the context that we were unable to organise general meetings and other activities to support a ballot in the usual manner, due to COVID-19.
Ballot is now closed.

Posted by: Mark Farwell on Friday, 22 May 2020