Monthly Archives: February 2016

Celebrating Equality and Diversity Part 2

University UCU Women’s Rep Penny Grifiths welcomes two esteemed guest speakers in the second installment of the ‘Celebrating Equality and Diversity’ series:


Rhiannon Lockley (Halesowen College), West Midlands Regional Women’s Rep, will be discussing women’s rights, the gender pay gap, and life as an academic, union activist and mother.

Coventry University’s own Randhir Auluck, internationally published academic, politician, magistrate, board member, trade union activist, and working mother bringing up a child on her own, talks of balancing her roles and the challenge of breaking into some ‘closed’ circles.

UCU Coventry University Open Meeting
Friday 4th March
Richard Crossman, RC322 12pm, All Welcome!


Poster is here…Womens Day 4th March 2016


“Celebrating Equality & Diversity” Event – 24th Feb 2016

Equalities Event 24 Feb 2016 

Dear colleagues,

We would like to invite you to our next open event organised by our Equalities Working Group for the 2nd UCU National Recruitment Week (22nd – 26th Feb). Please come along and bring a colleague, members and non-members welcome. Please email us if you require disabled access or communications support. We will also be having a UCU recruitment stall in the Hub on the 26th Feb, 12-2pm, please do come along and say hello and send any colleagues who would like to become a member to come and say hello. 
If you would like to get involved with the Equalities Working Group please email us, you do not have to be a member of the committee to become an activist (more details on other working groups coming soon).
“Celebrating Equality and Diversity” is an event arranged by UCU and open to all.
The event takes place on Wednesday 24th February starting at 12:00 in RCG33 (Richard Crossman building).
The question addressed is: What is being done by UCU nationally and locally, by  groups and individuals, to support and celebrate equality and diversity within Higher Education?
We are pleased to welcome and introduce:
·         Helen Carr – UCU National Head of Equality & Participation who will be giving the main address
·         Dr Geraldine Brown whose research interest include: public policy and practise, community engagement and community action.
·         UCU Coventry Branch Equality & Diversity team
It’s an open event to which everyone is welcome. Come, listen, ask questions and get involved!
Equalities Working Group
Coventry University UCU

Closure of Coventry University Music Department

Coventry University has had several highly rated and successful courses in Music performance, composition and technology.  There are plans to close all or some of these courses, which we in UCU are deeply concerned about and currently seeking to represent the interests of members in regard of.  The resources and facilities in the Music Department are excellent.  We want to see these programmes, which play an important role in the cultural life of the city of Coventry kept open for staff and students.

Members of the Music Department have circulated the following petition.  Please sign and share this: