I'm a taught student, what are the impacts of the strikes?

What will happen to my teaching sessions or contact hours?

Teaching sessions and other contact hours on the dates of industrial action may be cancelled. You should have received some information about this from your School in advance. 

As part of your School’s attendance policy, throughout any strike action you are expected to attend all sessions. If you've experienced any problems with attendance speak to your School in the first instance. But if this doesn't get resolved feel free to get in touch with LUU Advice and we'll see how we can help. 

How can I find out if my teaching sessions or contact hours have been cancelled?

We suggest that you ask in your School about cancellations and rescheduling. Staff are not obliged to say in advance if they intend to take industrial action. Other services such as IT and Libraries may also be impacted so look out for information from services you use regularly.

Should I turn up to timetabled events on strike days?

Yes, to avoid being recorded as absent for teaching. We suggest 10 minutes would be reasonable time to wait for a lecture/seminar/tutorial to start if there is no information on whether it is cancelled.

I am not sure what, if anything, is happening about rescheduling of teaching sessions in my School. What can I do?

You should direct questions about rescheduling to your School (usually to the Student Education/ School office). If this is not clear you should contact your academic reps who can raise the issue with the Head of School.

I am not sure how assessments/examinations on my programme have been adjusted as a result of missed teaching due to the strike - what can I do?

You should direct questions about assessments/examinations to your School (usually to the Programme Leader or Student Education/ School office). If this is not clear you should contact your academic reps who can raise the issue with the Head of School.

Will my examinations cover content that was not taught due to strike action?

We except that Schools will manage this so this problem should not occur. If this does happen, you should contact the Programme Leader in the first instance. Since it is a problem for a group of students rather than an individual, you should contact your academic reps if the School does not resolve it. You can contact LUU Advice you continue to experience problems.

Will the strike count as mitigating circumstances? (Wider problems with my academic work)

No, but if you have existing adjustments due to your circumstances, the effects of missed activities may have an impact. You should speak to your School in the first instance.

What if I remain dissatisfied with treatment from my School?

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


For more information about the strike action, read the University's frequently asked questions here.

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