Industrial action

Industrial Action update and support

From Professor Richard Reece | DVC Education & Student Experience

This week (Wednesday 22 March) marked the last day of the latest period of strike action at UK universities.

I know this has had a real impact on many of you, and so I want to apologise again for the continued disruption to your studies. I fully appreciate that this national action is over issues affecting staff at Kent, but this is not your dispute – your patience throughout has been greatly appreciated.

On our Industrial Action website, you will find:

At the moment, no further strike days are planned, but the University and College Union (UCU) are in the process of balloting their members on further strikes and action short of a strike (ASOS) so, unfortunately, further disruption is possible.

There have been some positive signals from the national negotiations aimed at resolving the issues and these talks are continuing – we will update you as soon as we know more.

If you have any questions regarding industrial action, you can email