Return to Campus: Covid-19

Return to Campus Updates

25 June 2020

The branch H & S reps have been regularly attending the meetings of the ‘Return to Campus’ working group in order to press the university to have a clear and safe campus policy. Unfortunately the level of consultation with the H & S officers has been minimal, and the branch still has many concerns with the lack of an evident safe plan by the University. As the branch did not received a satisfactory response to numerous very specific concerns raised in these meetings, the H & S reps wrote the following letter to Mike Hall (CIO ITMS Information Technology) and Frances Coleman (Head of Health and Safety) on 22 June.   Letter to Management about UCU’s concern’s regarding the plan to Return to Campus.  

Unfortunately the branch received an unsatisfactory response to this letter regarding our concerns, so the H&S reps will be following this up.

This was communicated in an update to members on 25 June. UCU Safe Return to Campus Report (25 June 2020).odt


The branch has written to the Director of HR about remote working; pay, sick pay and Caring Responsibilities; Strike Deductions and online teaching materials. The main body of our letter can be found here.


The branch has written to the Vice Chancellor and Head of HR to express our concerns about the response by the University to the Covid 19 pandemic. You are able to access the letter here.

If you have any concerns about the University’s response to Covid 19, working at home or the moving to teaching online, please email us at