• Group work: why we need a new grading system

    “Group work”: the words that make every student cringe as they rifle through their new module handbook. Collectively, we know that the weeks leading up to this assignment will be filled with dread, stress and general lack of motivation. It upsets us all that group members receive the same...
  • Threatening A Marking Boycott Fights Against The Commoditisation Of University Teaching

    Since October 31st last year, university staff nationwide have been sporadically striking in protest at the fact that their pay has decreased by 13% in real terms since 2009. They’re especially indignant about the 5.1% average pay rise awarded to vice-chancellors last year.  There have been three one-day strikes...