As you may be aware, the University of London has decided to review the Quality Standards and Governance Department in the University of London International Programmes.
UCU and UNISON have been involved in discussion with Mr. Craig O’ Callaghan and Dr. Mary Stiasny and we are aware of the proposed reviews for Marketing, Executive Office and Global Engagement departments in UoLIA.
The review has been requested by the University’s Member Institutions to find out whether they are getting value for money. Our understanding is that this is not a cost-reduction exercise and there is no suggestion of staff redundancies.
UCU and UNISON will work hard to ensure that these reviews are transparent and fully involve the staff in these departments and ensure that they have the opportunity to submit evidence.
We will not accept the validity of any review which fails to respect these core principles. Above all else, we will oppose vigorously any compulsory redundancies (if these are proposed at any stage).
We would like to hear from you. Please come along to the meeting ( venue to be confirmed) or if you have any concerns that you want to discuss before the meeting, please contact UNISON firstname.lastname@example.org and UCU email@example.com
UNISON/UCU Senate House.