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Report any Covid outbreaks or other Health and Safety incidents to UCU by downloading the members’ safety concern or incident report form

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Hull College Group Closure of Goole Campus

Hull College Group Closure of Goole Campus

Hull College Group Closure of Goole Campus

Hull College Group has taken the decision to close Goole College after finding that it is running at a loss and deeming the premises to be of “low quality”.

UCU vowed to fight the proposed closure of Goole College. It said the closure of the College, which is run by Hull College Group, would be a “hammer blow” for the region, leaving 22 staff and 170 students in the lurch. In an interview with FE Week, Hull College Group interim chief executive Lowell Williams refused to rule out redundancies and said that students would have to continue their studies at other local providers.

Joint Vaccine Letter

Joint Vaccine Letter

Education Unions and Employers till Government that education staff must be priorities in Covid vaccine rollout

UCU, alongside other education unions and employers*, today called on the secretary of state for health and social care, the minister for Covid vaccine deployment, and the secretary of state for education to prioritise education staff in the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines.

In a letter sent today they ask the government to urgently consider raising the priority level for all staff in early years, school, college, adult education, and independent training provider settings.

The signatories say these staff must be prioritised because: 

  • fully reopening education settings is a national priority – the moment it is safe to do so
  • learning often takes place indoors and in close contact with large numbers of students in multiple groups, putting staff at high risk of both catching and transmitting the virus
  • vaccination prioritisation, combined with mass testing, would reduce transmissions, remove any further disruption to the education of young people and support the resumption of economic activity by reducing the burden of home schooling on working parents.