Notes from meeting on ARQM

Following our request for information from members on how ARQM (Annual Research Quality Monitoring) data is being used, we received a lot of useful information with which to engage management in a review of the process. Any information you send us will be treated anonymously. It is essential that we can give examples of how the process is being implemented across the university.

The UCU is committed to continuing to protect members of academic staff who are affected by ARQM. At our last meeting with the Pro-Vice Chancellor for research we highlighted several concerns regarding the accuracy and reliability of ARQM scores, concerns about scoring individuals’ performance, and discrepancies between the intended purposes and the actual uses of ARQM.

UCU ARQM meeting 140515 

End Austerity Now – Demo – this Saturday

The End Austerity Demo is this Saturday, starting from the Bank of England at 12pm and proceeding to Parliament Square.

The branch will be proudly carrying the banner and we hope to see as many members there as possible. If you are marching join in with us, contact us at to arrange meeting up.

Your new branch committee for 2015-16

Congratulations to the new branch committee for 2015-16 who were elected at the AGM on 9th June.

President Keith Simpson, Law
Vice President Chris Flood, SHS
Vice President Rebecca Lewis, LEaD
Secretary Morris Pamplin, LEaD
Membership Secretary Greg Wellington, SAS
Equality Officer Martin Chivers, SASS
Health and Safety Officer John Saunders, SHS
Health and Safety Officer Chantal Hill, SASS
Ordinary Member Rachel Cohen, SASS
Ordinary Member Grietje Baars, Law
Ordinary Member Hayley McBain, SHS
Ordinary Member Alison Macfarlane, SHS
Ordinary Member Leon Cuthbertson, Cass
Research Students’ Rep Swetha Bobba, MCSE

Minutes of the AGM will be available shortly.