I'm a research student, what are the impacts of the strike?

What will happen to my supervision, training or contact hours?

We expect that your research group colleagues may not be in work on any planned days of industrial action, and there may be disruption to supervision or training sessions.


How can I find out if my supervision, training or contact hours have been impacted?

Your School should communicate with you about how the strike action will be managed locally. This should include information about cancelled and rescheduled sessions as well as the impact on assessments and supervision sessions. 

You should contact your supervisor or PGRT if you feel your research has been affected by other issues or these issues exacerbated by the strikes. 

If things are not resolved to your satisfaction at department level, you can use the Student Complaints Procedure to complain, or as always get in touch with LUU Advice.


I'm out of pocket or have lost out on teaching, what can I do?

If you were striking, you will have your wages deducted for the days you didn’t work. However you may be eligible to claim strike pay from your trade union. Get in touch with your trade union to see if you are eligible.

If you weren't striking you shouldn't lose out on any money, so you should contact your local HR officer if you're worried you haven't been paid for any work. 


What can I do if I have wider problems with my academic work?

You should contact your supervisor or PGRT if you feel your research will be affected by other issues or these issues exacerbated by the strikes.


What if I remain dissatisfied with treatment from my Graduate School/Research Institute?

If things are not resolved to your satisfaction at department level, you can use the Student Complaints Procedure to complain or seek compensation.

You can view the University's communications to students at https://students.leeds.ac.uk/info/10100/academic_life/1571/ucu_industrial_action_-_information_for_students_2021