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December, 2015:

Prof. Saiful Islam on race equality in academia

Professor Saiful Islam, Bath UCU Contact for the Department of Chemistry, has been quoted in an article hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry, discussing his experiences as a British Asian person working in academia in the UK, and reflecting on the creation of the Royal Society’s diversity committee.

Read: The race to equality (External Website)

Annual General Meeting Tuesday 8th December 1.15 pm

University of Bath UCU Annual General Meeting takes place next  TUESDAY 8th DECEMBER  1.15 PM  Wessex House Council Chamber.


If you wish to nominate yourself or another member (with their agreement) for any position please contact me before Tuesday.

There will be light refreshments from 1 pm, and after we have disposed of the routine business of the meeting we will have a chance to discuss the recent Green Paper on HE, which

  • threatens to put up tuition fees,
  • imposes a Teaching Excellence Framework that will have exactly the opposite effect and
  • creates a cowboys’ charter (‘provider exit’ will be permitted) for HE

We will be joined in that discussion by Jamie Melrose (University of Bristol UCU)