Petition to the Visitor list of correspondence
The Visitor has dismissed the petition brought by Dr John Illingworth with the support of UCU.
As previously reported, the petition claimed that we had bypassed the body responsible for our academic mission, the Senate, in respect of restructuring in the Faculty of Biological Sciences and the School of Healthcare. The Visitor has unequivocally rejected that complaint.
We believe UCU's complaint to be wholly misconceived and will be mounting a robust defence. Its timing - in the middle of arbitration talks through ACAS - is deplorable.
Below is a list of correspondence between the University, the Visitor and UCU: