Industrial action

Goldsmiths is among a number of UK universities where industrial action is taking place.

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The strike action and action short of a strike has been called by University and College Union (UCU) as part of national disputes over pensions and pay and conditions.

A first wave of strikes took place in November and December 2019.  A second wave is scheduled to take place in February and March 2020.

Action short of a strike began on Monday 25 November and could continue until 29 April 2020.

Dates planned for strike action

  • Thursday 20 and Friday 21 February (Reading Week)
  • Monday 24 to Wednesday 26 February
  • Monday 2 to Thursday 5 March
  • Monday 9 to Friday 13 March

Goldsmiths services during the strike

We hope that any disruption to students will be kept to a minimum but given the extent of the industrial action, we are realistic about the potential challenges.

The campus and university buildings will remain open and students should attend sessions as usual according to their timetable.

Departments are responsible for communicating to students any changes to scheduled academic sessions as a result of strike action.

Provision including Student Support Services, the Library, Learn.gold (VLE), IT Support and Careers is expected to continue.