You’ll have seen publicity about “The Big Leeds Conversation” in recent emails from Internal Comms and the Vice Chancellor. It’s a kind of crowd-sourcing of university values and behaviours which all staff and students are being asked to participate in, see https://forstaff.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/7464/inside-track-your-part-in-the-big-leeds-conversation. We have pointed out that this isn’t necessarily the best time of year, particularly given the push to take annual leave which many can only take over the summer. The time periods have now been extended a bit from the original plans but not by much.
I would encourage all Leeds UCU members to take part in this if you can. As union members we care deeply about our values and I’m sure you will have plenty to contribute.
In the first stage of this process you can add your contributions anonymously, and also up-vote and down-vote other contributions. There will then be a second stage where you can comment further on a draft document, so please contribute to that as well if you can.
Your committee believes that an important measure of an organisation is how well a set of great-sounding values are implemented in practice, so we look forward to consultation and negotiation with the campus trade unions on doing that.
To contribute your thoughts to “The Big Leeds Conversation” visit https://thebigleedsconversation.clevertogether.com/welcome – you should have received an email this morning from ‘Clever Together’ with personalised login details.
University of Leeds UCU President
Email sent to members 12 July 2021
This page was last updated on 16 July 2021