In recent days, hundreds of you have written to your MP about the need to protect the position of EU staff and students in the UK. The message is getting through, and several MPs raised our concerns in parliament this week.
We need to keep the pressure on government to protect our higher education sector. That’s why I now need your help in fighting the Higher Education and Research Bill.
The bill will make it easier for new private providers to award degrees, which poses a real risk to quality and the international reputation of our higher education sector. The government also wants to link rising tuition fees to a flawed new measure of teaching quality, putting more pressure on staff and increasing the financial burden on students.
Please click here to send a message to your MP, asking them to oppose these damaging plans.
UCU general secretary