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Monday, 5 December 2016

University and College Union opposes Higher Education & Research Bill: "Lobby a lord today"

From Sally Hunt, UCU General Secretary

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Dear colleague,

Tomorrow [6 December] the Higher Education and Research Bill goes back to the House of Lords for its second reading.

We have been working round the clock to brief peers about the bill.

  - How it will open the floodgates for "for profit" education
  - How it will weaken university autonomy
  - How it opens the way for fee increases linked to the TEF

Now will you help us by 'lobbying a Lord'?

To make things easy, we have created a list of peers who have a
relationship with a UK university.  It may be that they attended, taught or
held high office at an institution.

Please use our online tool to write to any peers who are associated with
your university - tell them where you work! If you can't find anyone
associated with your institution, write to another peer.

This bill claims to be about improving quality but contains nothing to
improve the status and conditions of the university staff and will damage
the UK's hard won academic reputation.

Please lobby a Lord now by clicking here.

Thank you again.

Sally Hunt
UCU general secretary

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