Industrial Action

25th November - 4th December 2019

Kent is one of 57 higher education institutions where members of the University and College Union (UCU) voted in support of taking strike action, or action short of a strike, over HE sector pay and conditions.

On 5 November, UCU released the dates for the planned strike action, which are:

  • Monday 25 November – Friday 29 November (5 consecutive days)
  • Monday 2 December – Wednesday 4 December (3 consecutive days)

The Graduate School is working closely with colleagues across the university to mitigate any affects from the current industrial action. Please liaise with Schools and your Directors of Graduate Studies or Postgraduate Administrators in the first instance, unless there is something specific with which the Graduate School can help you. We are exploring ways to make sure any Researcher Development training sessions are rescheduled or occur again at another time to enable your participation.

Graduate School
University of Kent
Cornwallis East, 3rd Floor

T: (0)1227 824089

If you have a query regarding a Global Skills Award or Researcher Development training session, please direct your queries to 

Kent has set up a student website containing information about the industrial action, FAQs and the support available to you should you require it. Please visit the Student Guide.