UCU RespondS to the ongoing covid crisis
On 15th October, John Hogan, Chair of ARU’s UCU branch wrote to the Vice Chancellor to express concerns about the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. The letter has been summarised below.
It has been announced by the UK Government today that both Essex and London have now been placed in the Local Covid Alert Level: High (Tier 2) (See https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54551596).
UCU notes the University has repeatedly stated that government guidelines are the standard by which we should approach the management of risk. Consequently, we call upon senior management to move more of our teaching and campus-based work online, in line with Government guidance.
UCU urges the University to take this course of action, especially for our Chelmsford and London operations, so that we can best manage the increased risks to staff, students and the wider community.
Dr John Hogan
Chair, University and College Union, Anglia Ruskin University branch