It is likely that industrial action will have an impact on students, particularly after two-years of disrupted learning due to Covid-19.
During strike days, the impact may include:
- Lectures and seminars may be cancelled at late notice.
- Feedback and assessment may take longer.
- Missed personal tutoring sessions or delayed responses.
- Longer waiting times for email replies.
The confirmed actions short of a strike (ASOS) include the following, and may impact you in these ways:
Working to contract
Staff will only be working their contracted hours, including all breaks and will not start early or finish late. You may find it more difficult to contact staff who are taking part, on email and on campus.
Not covering absent staff
If a staff member is off sick or otherwise, their work will not be covered; as a result, you may find that lectures and seminars are cancelled.
Not rescheduling lectures or classes cancelled due to strike action
Teaching due to take place on strike days will not be reorganised by staff who strike; as a result, you will miss this learning.
Marking and assessment boycott
Staff who are on strike will not perform any duties relating to marking and assessments, this means there may be delays to your feedback.
You should still complete and submit your coursework by the deadline agreed as usual, even if your lecturer is taking part in the strike.