Confidence vote in UCU by both members and non-members
The recent election for seats on Senate was a great success for UCU. Members of staff in the University had sixteen nominated candidates to choose from, of which six were UCU committee members. Staff were able to vote for seven members to represent them at Senate. They elected all six members of UCU committee, and the seventh candidate who also mentioned the UCU in his supporting statement. The numbers of people voting is higher than in any previous year, with individual UCU candidates receiving over 200 votes, for example.
Clearly, following last week’s ballot result, this is another strong mandate for the UCU, and for its alternative vision of how this University deserves to be run.
See our previous blog to read the statements made by the candidates – statements that elicited this high vote count from both UCU members and non-members.