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Results of our recent online survey on the proposed changes to Statutes

This month, we conducted a quick-response anonymous online survey. In just one week, 175 members of Reading staff participated, and the results are telling:

  • 91% of respondents think that the changes will worsen their job security;
  • 86% think they will undermine their academic freedom;
  • 97% think they will make it easier to fire academic and academic-related staff;
  • 98% think they will make it easier to impose redundancies on academic and academic-related staff;
  • 89% do not think they have been adequately explained by the University management;
  • 86% do not think they have been proposed for good reasons;
  • 67% think they will make them more likely to look for a job elsewhere;


  • 91% of respondents are against the proposed removal of Statutes.

Reading UCU will use this information in its continued fight against the proposed changes. If you haven’t already, join the campaign!

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