Industrial action by UCU, winter 2019 / spring 2020

Following a nationwide ballot of members, we have been advised that the University and College Union (UCU) has secured a mandate for industrial action at the University of Bristol and many other UK universities in the continued dispute over the Universities Superannuation Scheme, and the national pay award for 2019/20.

We appreciate that the dispute will cause uncertainty and anxiety for many of our students and their families. We are doing everything we can to help remedy this, and we will be posting more information on this site in the coming weeks.  


We want to help you access information in as many ways possible. You can:  

  • check this webpage for the latest information and FAQs   

  • speak to your personal tutor   


Further information

We have drafted some FAQs (see below) to help answer any queries that you might have, and we will revise these accordingly.

If you're feeling any impact on your health or wellbeing, you can find information about support on our webpages. See also our programme of extra resources on the 'Supporting your studies' webpage.


Frequently asked questions (FAQs)


Strike action: what and when

How might industrial action affect my studies? 

Extenuating circumstances and your wellbeing

Other questions

The USS pension proposals

You can find more information about the USS proposals and the potential impact on pensions on the UUK website.

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