Industrial action guidance for students

The University of Liverpool is among 150 universities across the country experiencing national industrial action by members of the University & College Union (UCU).

A further day of strike action is taking place this week, on Wednesday 30 November.

Please be assured that the University will remain open throughout the industrial action and the vast majority of teaching and learning will proceed as usual. You should assume that your lectures, seminars and classes will take place unless notified otherwise.

Some areas of the University may experience higher levels of engagement in strike action than others and we have published FAQs to help you understand what this means and how we will minimise the impact on your studies, if you are in an affected area.

Key points

  • Please check your University email as well as our Industrial Action web hub and Student News site for regular updates.
  • Please assume your lectures, seminars and classes will take place, unless told otherwise. Staff members do not have to inform the University in advance that they will be on strike. Where staff members do let us know in advance that they will be on strike, we will inform students.
  • Our libraries, computer rooms, and services will be available throughout to enable ongoing support for your studies.
  • If you are on campus during the strike action you may see some picket lines at the entrance to some buildings. We have provided some detail about picket lines and what to expect on our dedicated FAQs page.

If your area of study is one which might be impacted by industrial action, your school will write to you with more detailed information about options to reschedule sessions and provide resources. Deadlines which are significantly impacted by industrial action will be extended and we will ensure that assessments reflect the learning that has taken place. A number of assessment support measures have been put into place which are detailed on our industrial action FAQs page.

Thank you for your support and patience during this period of national industrial action. If your area is affected, we will continue to work to ensure you have all the detail you need to continue successfully with your studies.