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#100daysofCPD is where @UoB_HEFi will be beaming a spotlight onto #teaching and supporting #learning in #HigherEducation #CPD opportunities especially for #Beacon #HEAfellowship applicants & @uob_pgche participants during #COVID19 times & beyond Image
#100daysofCPD: #Day1 is the @UoB_HEFi #Learning and #Teaching Gateway. Full of self-paced online courses on a range of #technology and teaching topics. #BestPractice #CPD Go to… Image
#100daysofCPD #Day2: @matt_tel_brum shares this Resource - How to Keep Uninvited Guests Out of Your Zoom Event containing all you need to know about Zoom’s #settings when using for #teaching, #meetings or #socializing during #COVID19 & beyond…
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Thank you to everyone who voted in the ballots - you have put senior management on notice that we will not stand idly by as our hard-won pensions, pay and working conditions are worn away, year-on-year #UCUballot #UCUstrike #HelloBrum #JoinIn
Birmingham UCU members have sent a clear message to senior management with a 82% yes vote in favour of strike action to defend pensions and a 77% yes vote for action in the pay, equality, workloads and casualisation ballot.
Turnout in both ballots exceeded the 50% threshold required for action under the Trade Union Act 2012, with a 57.92% turnout in the pensions ballot and 58% turnout in the pay ballot.
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One week ago we, along with @BhamUniUnison, brought staff and students together on the @uobgreenheart for #OurUniversity. We're pleased to be able to share some highlights, starting with @ucu's @nita_4_VP_ucu's Ode to VC Eastwood (@DBeetwood?) #HelloBrum #UoBStrike
@nita_4_VP_ucu also made the connection between £££ debt-financed buildings and Green Hearts and attack on working and learning conditions @unibirmingham and across higher education #HelloBrum #OurUniversity #UoBStrike
@BhamUniUnison's Mike Moore spoke about how @unibirmingham leadership has attacked pay and conditions for support staff, leaving them no option but to strike for the #LivingWage and dignity at work #OurUniversity #HelloBrum #UoBStrike
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This year VC David Eastwood will be receiving an incentive bonus of £80,000 on top of his salary of £444,0000 (he also earns £90,000 for being chair of the #USS). He lives in a mansion owned by the uni (& pays no rent!), uses a University-owned Jaguar and is driven by a chauffeur
Worth noting is that when the bonus was set in 2015/2016, he was sitting on his own remuneration committee.

Photo 1 from the 2017/2018 accounts - it includes information regarding his bonus.
Photos 2 & 3 are from 2015/2016 & 2016/2017 - they include info re Remuneration cttee.
Meanwhile, staff at @EdgbastonPark Hotel (company set up and owned by UoB) have had a pay rise of 1p/hour, so their salaries match the new Minimum Wage rate (£8.21).

The Hotel are refusing to seek #LivingWage Accreditation and to recognise unions for new staff.
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Vice-Chancellir's Open Forum kicking off @unibirmingham. First half on #Brexit, second on HE sector and research environment. Will #FairPayinHE come up? 🤔 #UoBVCForum #WeAreTheUniversity Image
Will university governance and executive pay discussed, given #DMUVC and @officestudents figures? #UoBVCForum
VC just been asked about @birminghamdubai and staff and student safety after #MatthewHedges jailing. Claims Uni would not have gone ahead with project if could not ensure safety of staff and students 🤔 #UoBVCForum
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Disturbing @unibirmingham's new @birminghamdubai campus is sharing article with headline "Calling someone 'silly' in UAE can land you in jail". Highlights the very serious concerns over safety and academic freedom cc @BhamUniUnison #SaferInternetDay #HelloBrum #HumanRights
Article warns readers "Don't say bad words nor call people 'silly' or 'stupid', unless you want to end up in jail in the UAE." Given restrictions on LGBTQ, labour and women's rights, would these be considered "bad words" too @unibirmingham @birminghamdubai? #SaferInternetDay ImageImage
"Regardless of whether profanities are expressed as half-meant jokes or as part of a casual conversation, an insult is an insult - and it is a crime, according to the laws of the country." Hard to see how this is compatible w/ #AcademicFreedom #HelloBrum #SaferInternetDay
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Of course in your email you neglect to mention how while regular staff have had to put up with stagnant wages, the wage bill for the senior University Executive Board has shot up by 15% in the past three years.
You also overlook completely the endemic casualisation and precarity staff face, as documented by @PrecariousBrum. In 2016, The Guardian revealed 70% of teaching staff were found to on insecure contracts, the highest in the Russell Group…
Staff were also not told how management have refusing to meet with BUCU under the University’s normal Joint Negotiating and Consultative Committee since late Nov. By coincidence, this was when @birminghamdubai was making headlines for the wrong reasons…
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Let’s talk about #lectures in HigherEducation
.@LangOnCourse alerts us to: When should we lecture in class? Excellent examples and analysis of the (positive) role of the lecture from @dgooblar #learning #lecture
.@mariosbham comments on "#Lectures: a much-maligned format which can be truly inspirational" #HigherEducation…
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Solidarity with Matthew Hedges, the @durham_uni PhD student charged with spying for the UK government in the United Arab Emirates, 5 months after his arrest. We call for his immediate release and safe return to his family.… Thread. 1/3
Matthew's case raises serious questions over how @unibirmingham can ensure the safety of students and staff at the new @birminghamdubai campus in the UAE 2/3 #HelloBrum
We've previously published @RainbowUoB's advice to LGBTQ staff considering working in Dubai. Matthew's case shows all students and staff face risks. We call on @unibirmingham to explain how they will respond to Matthew's case and keep all students and staff safe 3/3 #HelloBrum
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