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Higher Education Conference 2014

The preliminary agenda for the 2014 HE Conference has been published. A total of 27 motions are to be debated, and these include: – Opposing Austerity in Education – Privatisation and Shared Services in Higher Education – Impact of restructuring and outsourcing on young workers – Disability Leave and Attendance Policies –  A Time to Change […]

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2013 Higher Education Seminar – report

Ian and I attended this year’s Higher Education seminar in Harrogate, from 24-26 October. The seminar theme was ‘Trade Unions Rising to the Challenge in an Age of Austerity’. The event opened on Thursday evening.  Roger McKenzie, UNISON Assistant General Secretary for Organising, spoke about the challenges and opportunities that the government’s austerity agenda presents […]

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HE Branch Seminar

The Branch Seminar for the Higher Education Service Group is being held in Harrogate from the evening of Thursday 24 October to Saturday 25 October. Items being discussed include: Meeting the organising challenge in an age of austerity Trade union reps on the front line tackling attacks on activists The two sides of Privatisation and […]

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2014 Higher Education conference

  The national conference of Unison’s higher education service group is being held on Friday 28 February 2014 in Brighton.  AQA branch are entitled to send up to two delegates, If you are interested in attending, please contact us via the Unison mailbox.

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Gove announces GCSE changes

Education Secretary, Michael Gove, announced yet more changes to the GCSE system. This includes grading from 8 (top) to 1 (bottom) instead of A* to G and studying a Shakespeare play and 19th century literature. You already know that he disregards teachers’ opinions. How do you think these will affect AQA? The full story is […]

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