This page contains our local information or campaign resources, and links to national resources.

 Go to the National UCU Boycott FAQs

Join UCU:  Join now and be protected if you wish to participate in the industrial action, and gain the benefit of advice and support that comes with membership. The quickest, easiest and safest way of joining is online via the UCU website

Message for students about postponement of ASOS (download pdf link):
message for students

ASOS Toolkit (ASOS is currently postponed)

‘How to’ document on Action Short of a Strike:

Word – PDF

Model letter for staff to send to students

Word – PDF

Model letter for students to send to the VC

Word – PDF

Slide show to present before lectures


Free iBook:

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The iBook runs on iPads and desktop/laptop macs only. Other platforms to be served soon. You can download this iBook for free from the Apple store directly from within the iBook app:

The ‘deficit explained’ leaflet
(originally addressed to UCU members on Senate):

Deficit explained

Powerpoint / Slideshow of the proposed changes (updated 13/10/14)

 Download this powerpoint for details of proposed changes:

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 Or view the slideshow online here: (Tested for Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Outlook users may have difficulties viewing, in which case download by clicking the image above)

For illustrations of detriment to pension, go here

Our president’s video address, 18 September 2014:

video address link

The powerpoint slides to the 26 September Emergency General Meeting: ussuculeeds 2014

For national campaign and information materials, visit the ‘Defend USS’ blogsite here: