Here at Newcastle, we are being very proactive in relation to the upcoming UCU strikes. Early contact was made with the local UCU branch. We offered our solidarity, and set up a meeting to discuss how we can best support the strike. We have offered to assist with fundraising, in addition to bolstering picket lines.
We are also holding a student-staff solidarity meeting to raise awareness for the strikes, and to educate fellow students about why they are taking place. A UCU representative has been invited to speak at the meeting, alongside Marxist society members.