Some links on the USS strike 2018



A Beginner’s Guide to the USS dispute

The strike- a quick introduction


Key actors

National Union of Students (NUS)

University and College Union (UCU)

Universities UK (UUK)




Who are the UUK anyway?

Oxford’s and Cambridge’s role

Tucker on consultation principles 



Report for UCU: progressing the valuation of the USS

USS strike: regulator is to blame for pensions crisis 

University pensions chief says striking academics are being misled

Full text of original letter sent to the Financial Times: Examining the numbers on pension valuations

Letter to USS


Pension modellers

Model developed by Davies and Hemani


Gender aspects of the pension dispute

University Pensions and Athena Swan

Open letter to the Equality Challenge Unit and all UK university leaders

Women to be hardest hit by proposed university pension scheme changes



Fighting for Pension Justice

Make Universities UK subject to the Freedom of Information Act


Other action

Petition to Government: Accept a role as guarantor to the USS pension scheme

External Examiner resignations


Wider perspectives

The death of retirement is looming – and the fallout will be disastrous

Pensions strike ‘poisons relations’ on UK campuses

Can universities cut staff pay for the strike as they please? “No way”, says the law.


The ACAS brokered agreement

4.7+% cut, squeezed middle, indexation broken – is the ACAS deal any good?

Latest USS proposal: Who would lose most?


Colleges and VCs

Newnham Principal writes to Chief Executive of Universities UK

An open letter from the Governing Body of Churchill College to UUK

Bristol joint letter

Cambridge VC

QUB VC letter 

Interview with Glasgow VC

Oxford VC



Phil Baty


Felicity Callard

Jo Grady

Michael Otsuka

Josephine Cumbo