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Southampton UCU AGM – 1pm Thursday 28 June

Areminder to members that our Annual General Meeting is being held on Thursday 28 June at 1pm in room 85/2207 (Life Sciences building, Highfield). 

The topic of this meeting is the Research Excellence Framework.  As members may be aware, UCU has major concerns about the impact of REF on higher education (  We are concerned that the metrics used by REF are flawed, and that the process itself needs to be more transparent and consistent.  As a consequence our branch has helped with various consultations on REF nationally, and locally we are engaged in discussing the University’s REF Code of Practice and working to ensure that Equalities concerns are properly addressed.

 We know many of you are coping with a great deal of stress and uncertainty as the pressures continue to increase, so please come along and join the discussion about how we can help you get through the REF. We want to hear your feedback about how you and your colleagues are coping with REF, how your managers are supporting you, and what we can do to help.  We want to hear your concerns regarding equality and the impact of REF on our members who are early-career researchers.  This is an open discussion, so please join us and share your views.

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