University staff and lecturers in the UK will be going on strike again this month. The strikes, organised by the University and College Union (UCU) are set to take place on different dates between Monday the 14th of February to the 2nd of March 2022. You can see the full breakdown of dates here.

Who is affected?

The upcoming strike is set to affect university students at 68 UK universities- that’s more than one million students. Some of the students that will be affected include those at Leeds University, City University of London, Durham University, Kings College London and the University of Nottingham.

Here are the other universities that face the most disruption from strikes:

  • Aston University
  • Birkbeck, UoL
  • Courtauld Institute of Art
  • Goldsmiths, UoL
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Keele University
  • London School of Economics
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Loughborough University
  • Newcastle University
  • Open University
  • Queen Mary, University of London
  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • Royal Holloway, UoL
  • SOAS, UoL
  • Swansea University
  • The University of Birmingham
  • The University of Dundee
  • The University of Kent
  • The University of Sheffield
  • The University of Stirling
  • Ulster University
  • University of Bradford
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Essex
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Lancaster
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of Sussex
  • University of York

In fact, Unifresher’s survey of students found that 62% of students don’t agree with the upcoming university strikes.

Having already faced obstacles such as the Pandemic, distance-learning and related mental health problems, some uni students have had enough.

University Strikes 2022: Everything to know about the ten day February strike

Why are university staff striking?

There are two main reasons behind the upcoming strikes. These are:

-A demand for pension cuts to be reversed: University UK had previously announced that it would be reforming the university superannuation scheme. This would affect university staff’s retirement plans.

-Pay increase: The UCU is calling for a £2500 pay increase for all staff in the UK.

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