Industrial action - information for students

This provides you with further information about the recent industrial action and the steps the University is taking to minimise its impact on students.

Kent is one of 57 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 HE sector pay and conditions. UCU is one of the largest trade unions representing higher education workers.

On 5 November, UCU released the dates for the planned strike action, which were:

  • Monday 25 November – Friday 29 November (5 consecutive days)
  • Monday 2 December – Wednesday 4 December (3 consecutive days)

UCU also advised their members to begin action short of a strike (ASOS) from Monday 25 November until a later date.

The education of our undergraduate and postgraduate students remains our utmost priority. Our focus is to ensure the recent industrial action will have minimal impact on your studies and that you will be able to progress academically and graduate. Since the ballots were announced in June and throughout the dispute, we have been meeting with University colleagues and Kent Union, to manage the potential impact any strike action could have on our University community.

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