University staff are not paid when they are on strike. The University will make a financial saving on staff pay as a result of strike action.
The Students’ Union will be asking the University to use these savings to reduce the impact of strike action on students and to invest in meaningful student experience projects.
The Students’ Union will advise and support any individual student who wishes to seek a refund from the University for any learning opportunities lost as a result of strike action.
Students who wish to seek a refund for any detriment, dissatisfaction, or disadvantage suffered as a result of the strike action can use the University’s Complaints Procedure to do so.
This is not straightforward as the University:
- Can provide some alternative learning opportunities to you to mitigate teaching time you may have as a result of strike action.
- Does not provide a detailed breakdown on how much of your tuition fees are spent directly on teaching and learning activities or on other central costs in the University.
- Does not believe that it is liable to you, in any manner whatsoever, for any failure of delay, or for the consequences of any failure of delay, due to strike action, lockouts or other industrial action or disputes (whether involving their workforce or any other party).
If you wish to seek redress from the University, please contact Advice SU – our free, independent, confidential and non-judgemental advice - who can advise you on how to proceed.