Events

Defend the Arts Rally

A rally in defence of arts subjects has been called in response to the government’s recent proposal to cut 50% of the funding to art and humanities subjects in higher education, including music, dance, drama and performing arts, art and design, media studies, and archaeology.We are determined to stop these outrageous cuts to essential subjects. Let’s kick back against cuts to the arts, help raise the visibility of branches in dispute and think about ways to decolonise the art school and bargain for the common good. Speakers include: Jo Grady (UCU General Secretary) Lowkey (Rapper and Activist) Michael Rosen (Author)…

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Anti-Racist Art and Design at the RCA

March 20, 2021 was UN Anti-Racism Day (link here). In order to mark this day we will be hosting an online lunchtime drop in session for UCU members on Wednesday 24th from 1-2 pm   Please join us on the day to share your ideas, thoughts and examples about anti-racist practice and pedagogy. We will be sharing ideas informally for between 1-5 minutes. If you would like to share anything about a book you have read, or a talk you have been to, or things you have implemented in your teaching practice then please come along. Members please check your email for the zoom link. You can…

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RCA UCU International Women’s Day

Its 2021 and there is still a 4.6% gender pay gap at the RCA*. Come and raise your concerns around gender and employment at the RCA in an informal chat on Monday 8th March from 1-2pm with the UCU Equality reps Nina Trivedi and Tanveer Ahmed. Members please check your email for the zoom link.

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Facing the Crisis: Unions in the Age of Covid

 Wednesday 24 Feb 7-8.30pm The coronavirus pandemic has been used by employers to renew attacks on trade unions and workers across the educational sector and beyond. The pandemic has had a significant impact upon our safety and conditions of labour, and as yet untold impacts upon the broader economy, and the cultural sector in particular. In Higher Education and beyond the crisis intersects with longer standing assaults upon workers’ terms and conditions, and abilities to organise. But the pandemic has also opened up new sites of struggle, mobilisation and resistance and a series of new and pressing demands. In this panel discussion…

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