Industrial action by UCU, winter 2021/spring 2022

The University and College Union (UCU) has planned industrial action at the University of Bristol and other UK universities. The University and its services will remain open on these days and you should attend classes unless you hear otherwise.

Industrial action dates

Strike days - More dates announced 

  • 28 March - 1 April - pensions, pay and working conditions

Action Short of a Strike (ASOS)

  • From 1 December 2021 until 3 May 2022.

We respect the right of our union member colleagues to act where they feel strongly about the issues that affect them. We also appreciate that the dispute will cause anxiety for many of our students and their families. We are doing everything we can to mitigate the impact of industrial action on your student experience.


We want to help you access information in as many ways possible. You can:

Student Expense Fund 

Students who experience disruption due to the industrial action are eligible to claim for costs incurred, for example childcare, subsistence and travel. Further details, including how to make a claim.

Support for you

If you're feeling any impact on your health or wellbeing, you can access wellbeing support. If you are worried about your studies, we have a range of online study resources.  

Bristol SU's guide to industrial action

Further information about the industrial action and Bristol SU's position.


Strike action: what and when

How industrial action might impact upon your studies

Extenuating circumstances and your wellbeing

Other questions

Student complaints

USS pension proposals

You can find more information about the USS proposals and the potential impact on pensions on the Universities UK website.

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