Materials for February March 2020

All of the files here are things that you can use to explain the strike action to students.  The information in the letter to students and the “Why we’re striking” posters are both very clear on the inequality and unfairness that we are aiming to change. Students will understand that these things are worth fighting for, even if that fight will have an impact on their study.

Email template for Out-of-Office

UPDATED 19 Feb: unzip/decompress this file which can be opened in Microsoft Outlook and other email clients.
Download Industrial Action Email Template for Outlook (Windows only)
The plain text version (for Mac) can copied and pasted here.
Download the plain text only – Industrial Action Email Text

Message to students


Messsage to students at end of week 2 (Friday 28 Feb), ahead of week 3 [UPDATED 28 Feb]

To be sent using StudentCentral announcements.

Explainer for students: what are strikes?


Powerpoint Presentation to use in class, .pptx and .pdf files



UPDATED 11 Feb: Direct your students to Brighton Students Union’s request for students’ opinions on the upcoming strikes:

UPDATED 12 Feb: Four Fight Explained infographic from UCU head office. Prints on A4 size and looks good in monochrome print format. Download the PDF: ucu_four-fights-explainer.


UPDATED 23 Feb: Flyers for week starting 24th February for the picket lines – Teach-out schedule and information.
A5 Week starting 24th Feb Flyer

Materials from November December 2019

 “Reasons We Have to Strike” An image file of an infographic explaining the background context in Higher Education

reasons we have to strike – A PDF version of this infographic

Strike 2019 student info powerpoint – A set of powerpoint slides to use in classes to explain reasons for the strike to students

Strike 2019 out of office template – An out-of-office reply template to use during the days of strike action


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