Creating a Fairer Future for All – events for colleagues

You are invited to attend an event about our aims to create a Fairer Future for All. Email sent to all colleagues on Tuesday 19 October.

Future, staff, jobs, recognition, reward, diversity, recruitment

Dear colleagues, 

You are invited to attend an event about the University strategy and our ambition to create a Fairer Future for All – for our staff, our students and our wider community.  

Join us on Wednesday 3 November, 3.30pm or Thursday 11 November, 9.30am and by request of colleagues to hold a session outside of regular hours, a third date on Tues 9 November, 5.15pm has been added.

**Please see note below in relation to a technical error**

What to expect 

Vice-Chancellor, Simone Buitendijk, and senior University colleagues, will share more detail about how the University's 10-year strategy will create a fairer future for all, and discuss the three pledges recently made to all colleagues. There will also be the opportunity for questions and discussion. 

An update on the USS pension scheme will be provided at the events.  

We look forward to you joining us. You can register for the events using the links below.  

Fairer Future for All 

Our strategy for the next 10 years is rooted in our place in the world and our desire to make a difference. It sets a blueprint for a values-driven University that helps shape a better future for humanity, working through collaboration to tackle inequalities, achieve societal impact and drive change.  It sets out our ambitions to create a Fairer Future for All – for our staff, our students and our wider global community.  

Together our diverse community will help achieve a better future. You, our colleagues, are the heart of that community. And to play your part, we recognise that you need to be healthy and fulfilled.    

So here are our three pledges to you: 

  • We will reduce short-term contracts and boost job security  
  • We will support a healthy and fulfilled staff community  
  • We will create opportunity and celebrate achievements.  

Discover more about the Fairer Future for All pledges to colleagues.  

USS Pensions 

This autumn, there will be a statutory, national consultation with all USS pension members, eligible staff and their representatives to have their say on proposed changes to USS. Changes to the scheme will not be determined until that consultation process concludes. 

University employers, including Leeds, remain committed to working with the USS Trustee and UCU to explore sustainable solutions to the issues currently faced by the USS pension scheme. They support a review of the scheme’s governance, and they support exploring the possibility of a move towards Conditional Indexing – an option that pegs a part of annual pension provision to the performance of scheme funds. We understand that this is something almost all stakeholders consider a potentially sustainable option for the future.  

Read more and discover the resources to help you understand the proposed schemes changes  

**Please note we have identified a technical issue with the MS Webinar registration process. After booking, you may notice your calendar invite specifying an incorrect event time (+1 hour after start time). We're currently exploring this issue and looking for a fix with I.T.  The events will continue to run at the times listed. If you have used the option to add the invitation to your calendar it will appear at the correct time (as stated above). If you have added the event to your calendar manually, please do check you have added it at the correct time.**

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