Industrial action - information for students

These web pages provide you with further information about the industrial action and the steps the University is taking to minimise its impact on students.

Kent is one of 69 higher education institutions where members of the University and College Union (UCU) voted in support of taking strike action, or action short of a strike, over higher education sector pay and conditions. UCU is one of the largest trade unions representing higher education workers.

The strike action at Kent took place over eight days, from 25 November to 4 December 2019, and a further 14 days between 24 February and 17 March. Action short of a strike (ASOS) could continue until April 2020. 

The education of our undergraduate and postgraduate students remains our utmost priority. 

We have been fully assessing the impact of the industrial action, to mitigate any effects and ensure student learning outcomes are maintained.

The University is committed to ensuring that no student will be disadvantaged by industrial action and you will all be able to progress academically and graduate. 

**Please note that since the industrial action in November/December and February/March, the emerging situation regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) has had a significant impact on the way teaching and examinations are being delivered at the University of Kent. Please read the student coronavirus web pages for more information.**

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