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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-43388912


    University strikers have turned down an agreement reached by university union leaders and employers to end the pensions dispute.
    It means the strike will continue - with threats to disrupt final exams and assessments in the summer term.
    University staff opposed to the deal announced on Monday evening have pushed for a more "decisive victory".


    [oops strike continues. One of them will blink soon. Just carry on revising and dont get distracted]

    For the enraged students, then am sure the SU is organising mass legal action or you can start early and start a claim from here.

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    Inevitable.
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    No lectures then I guess. At this point I already don't know what I don't know, so continuing to not get taught properly can't do much more damage, really.

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    Good, i'm all for anyone sticking it to the powers that be!
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    when ur uni isn't on the list

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    I'm torn on this, personally - I see the need for strikes in general, and why they'd reject the deal if it's still unacceptable. Equally though, this has a huge impact on students, and I don't think enough information has been given around how they plan to deal with the missed lectures, and the knock-on affect on both exams and coursework.
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    Btw although this seems to fly in the face of the don't panic and it was all sorted view of mine on a previous thread. I am still confident it is a positive sign and they will sort it because if they end up screwing the students by wrecking graduations and exams, then a lot of them will lose their jobs. It is a question of who blinks first. Neither side can afford to harm the students significantly.

    I expect they will go to money purchase scheme for new lecturers and let existing ones stay final salaried. very few businesses can afford or are still final salaried. This particular fight has happened across industries.

    They will re-write their rules so it contains a clause about strike action and liability of the uni.

    Students will have to test that in the courts.

    Common sense would say they should make an effort to provide the lectures lost, do not examine on those areas or provide a compensation scheme as its now a commercial product and service that people are buying.

    Students are bets advised to just revise and not get distracted by matters. the exam papers already exist, everyone of their peers has the same to deal with, so make the best of it. Sue them after the exam if needs be.
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    (Original post by JohanGRK)
    when ur uni isn't on the list

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    Also when your lecturers are all billionaires and don't care about trivial pension debates. The beauty of being taught by commercial specialists.
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    Also when your lecturers are all billionaires and don't care about trivial pension debates. The beauty of being taught by commercial specialists.
    This is so true. I'm starting to understand why the professional practice in the City --> academia path is so well-trodden.
 
 
 
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