Wolves UCU fights reduction in research activity

Wolverhampton UCU has passed a motion of no confidence in the management of the Faculty of Arts, Business and Social Sciences in their ability and willingness to foster a thriving research environment in the faculty because of the removal of hundreds of hours of research time from lecturing staff in 2024/5.

The full text of the motion is:

Following FABSS management’s failure to engage with colleagues’ serious concerns regarding the withdrawal of additional research hours raised in our communications with Faculty and University leaders, UCU members at the Branch Meeting on 15 May voted unanimously to express no confidence in your ability to put in place an equitable and successful research allocation model and call on you to reverse this decision or step down before the completion of Workload Allocation at the end of May 2024