Hull University: reinstatement the branch president and withdraw proposals to end language degrees

The UCU branch at Hull University asks that you sign this petition to show your support of the branch position in the two disputes that it currently has lodged with the employer.



In January Hull University’s senior management team sacked, by means of compulsory redundancy, Keith Butler, the president of Hull UCU branch.

The university is refusing to recognise Keith’s status as the elected branch president and has chosen to deny him access to all meetings concerning the industrial relations framework, they have also removed his contact details from the union pages of the staff intranet, and, even though he is an accredited UCU representative, are not allowing him to support and accompany members during individual casework meetings.

Hull University UCU branch considers this a DIRECT ATTACK ON TRADE UNIONS and is now in dispute with the Hull University SMT over this issue.

A recent meeting of the UCU branch at Hull University voted overwhelmingly to call upon the SMT to reinstate Keith.



Recruitment to all language degree provision (BA in Chinese Studies and BA in Applied Languages) at Hull has been closed by the Hull University Management and staff in Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish are facing redundancy.

In addition to this, the university institution-wide language programmes are under review and risk suspension with additional staff in Japanese and Russian being at risk of redundancy, depriving Hull undergraduate and post-graduate students from valuable toolkits in a post-Brexit and global work market!

Hull University: demand the reinstatement of the branch president and withdraw proposals to end language degree

This petition is now closed. Thank you for your support.

End date: Jul 11, 2022

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1,112 Jo Dillon University of Cambridge
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1,069 Eleonore Kofman Middlesex University
1,068 Ian Foster University of Bristol
1,067 Nick Bailey Cardiff University
1,066 Bridget Burnett Glasgow
1,065 Dr C.H. Bryant UCU NW HE sector secretary
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1,063 Yasmine Garman University of Hull
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1,061 Ian Sainsbury Reading
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1,024 Bill Rutherford Imperial College London
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1,022 Eleanor Madley University of Sheffield
1,021 Matt Foxwell The University of York
1,020 Snezhana Taylor Goole
1,019 Katie Morley University of Hull alumni
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1,016 Olga Semenova HUTH
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1,003 Margaret Littler Lancashire
1,002 Jo Brown Nottinghamshire
1,001 Neil Broadhead Retired teacher Hull
1,000 Michelle Moyes Stowmarket
999 Susan Bates Retired
998 Richard Bates Retired
997 Sam Smith-browne CPD bodies Stockton
996 Jenny Smith Uni of Hull
995 Geoff Bowen Retired
994 Drew Lyness CIEEM
993 Cheryl Deeks Suffolk
992 Colin Moyes Suffolk
991 Nicholas Chancellor Durham Univo
990 Norman Jemison Retired
989 Chris Henry University of Kent
988 Deborah Adshead Yorkshire
987 Christina Balogun London
986 Gert Hofmann UCC
985 Elisabeth Mohun Leeds
984 Madeleine Lodge University of Hull student
983 Peter Wilson S.A.S. University of Hull (retired)
982 Greg Ryan England
981 Miki Aoki University of Hull
980 Joash Deque University of Hull
979 Sean Reece University of Hull
978 Nathan Baker University of Hull
977 Caitlin Riley Chester, UK
976 Sophie Croain University of Hull
975 Aline Caruano University of Hull
974 Rob Cullen Hull University
973 Adriana Granoszewska University of Hull
972 Jamie Gould England
971 Isobel Skidmore University of Hull
970 Lisa Whitehouse University of Hull
969 Qimiao Guo University of Hull
968 Shijie Zhang University of Hull
967 Mila Sari University of Hull
966 Alicja Kurbiel university of hull
965 Karina Caldina University of Hull
964 Dionysios Kapsaskis University of Roehampton
963 Paul Timms University of Leeds
962 Anna Riera Mora Imperial College, London
961 Graham Chesters Hull
960 Joanne Edwards Social Cate
959 Victoria Semark-Masters London
958 Jayne Strange Nhs
957 Laurie Brown University of Sheffield
956 Toby Andrew Imperial College London
955 Lana Feldmann Bangor University, UK
954 Emily Greening Scunthorpe
953 David Gibbon Imperial College London
952 Rhianna Lee Hull University
951 Sam Sterling Leeds
950 Georgina Taylor University of Hull
949 Emily Amini Coventry University
948 Robert Speight Leeds
947 Giulia Trovero University of hull
946 May Elrick Imperial college London
945 Anna Baumgartner London Metropolitan University
944 Mikolaj Mroszczak Imperial College London
943 Kim Woodruff Imperial College London
942 Derek Huntley Imperial College London
941 gehan wickremeratne Imperial College
940 Nikki Boyd Imperial College London
939 Nathalie Perl Imperial College London
938 Amy Huynh Imperial College London
937 Aaron Bundock University of Bristol
936 James Murray Imperial College, London
935 Anna Baumgartner GREATER LONDON
934 MI James Yorkshire
933 Jeffrey Vernon Other
932 Dr David Clements Imperial College London
931 Lin Martin-Haugh Imperial College
930 Judith Eberharter University of Leeds
929 Irene Sotiropoulou University of Hull
928 Philip Croft Yorkshire
927 Christine Schallmoser King’s college London
926 Jack Price Middlesex university
925 Lucy Bishop Hull university
924 Lawrence Gains Bradford
923 James Hawkey University of Bristol
922 Elisabeth Koenigshofer Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities
921 jonathan ellis Salisbury
920 Arthur Carter Yorkshire
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918 Sandra Bond Lincoln
917 Alison Bond Lincoln
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915 Kirsten Mericka Vienna, Austria
914 Emanuele Mensa Carlo Bo/Urbino
913 Ollie Hayter Suffolk
912 Barbara Grabher UNIVERSITY OF HULL
911 Constanze Guczogi University of Vienna
910 Marina Spunta University of Leicester
909 Sarah Winkle University of Leicester
908 Matthias Pohl Vienna
907 Daniel Kelemen Vienna
906 Helen Wilson Doncaster UTC
905 Theresa Guczogi KPH Wien, Vienna, Austria
904 Christopher Shipstone University of Hull
903 Ailbhe Cunningham University of Bristol
902 Peter Cranie Edge Hill University
901 Daniella Richardson Teacher
900 Rachel Minshull Leeds City College
899 luke boardman hull
898 Caroline Smith Sheffield
897 Amie Mawson Uni of Hull
896 Rebecca Burns Uni of hull
895 Lewis Doyle Hull
894 Emily Snelling Cambridge
893 William Fletcher Teacher, Hull
892 Lucy Mcintyre Leeds uni
891 Felicitas Brink University of hull
890 Larissa Boettcher University of Manchester
889 Euan Bartlet Heriot-Watt University
888 Warren Thaxter Essex
887 John Daniel Dicks Cambridgeshire
886 Katharine Dicks Cambridgeshire
885 Lorna Bennison University of Hull
884 Annette Hinton J & W Hinton Ltd
883 Kerensa Gaunt University of Cambridge
882 Adam Walker University of Hull
881 Luke Brayford Hull University
880 Louise Jacq London
879 Mrs Elizabeth Thaxter See Tickets London
878 Megan Hogg Durham University
877 Rachel Royles University of Hull
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865 Mary Hough London
864 Beth Blenkiron University of Hull
863 Eleoma Bodammer University of Edinburgh
862 Michelle Routh Childcare
861 Lindy Barbour University of Edinburgh
860 MArtin Nickson University of Hull
859 Miracle Ogunbayeje Hull
858 Lizzy Spafford University of Hull
857 Uracha Chatrakul Na Ayudhya Birkbeck, University of London
856 Chris Williams Open University
855 Jill Whiteford Tyne and Wear
854 Kieran Stampe Kidderminster
853 Valerie Holmes East Yorkshire
852 Sean Wallis UCL UCU branch president
851 India Wall University Of Hull
850 Bettina Friedrich IHI UCL London
849 Emma O'Dwyer Kingston University, London
848 Eleanor Beal Manchester Metropolitan University
847 Neil Pyper Birkbeck, University of London
846 Peter Hill Northumbria University
845 Clare Bielby County (optional)
844 Barbara Stewart-Knox U Bradford
843 Grace Burnett East Riding of Yorkshire
842 Justin Morris University of Hull
841 Jordan WIndram University Of Hull
840 Emily Spiers Lancaster University
839 Shelley Cobb University of Southampton
838 Munro Price Bradford University
837 Peter Conner University of Sheffield International College
836 Julia Morgan Bradford university
835 callum loch University of Leicester
834 Pat Devine University of Manchester, Honorary Research Fellow
833 mike rigby London South Bank University
832 Carole Elliott East Yorkshire
831 Tim Hall Kent
830 Dario Carugo UCL
829 Teresa Pudge Warwickshire
828 Patrivia Bussiere Open university
827 Ming Hou Hull
826 Annalise Lilley Sheffield
825 Karen Aldridge University of Greenwich
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823 Eve Brown Hull
822 Bee Hughes LJMU UCU
821 Tom Baynham Alpro
820 Alex Noble ERY
819 Carlos Azevedo The Open University, UK
818 Ryan Burns University of Brighton
817 Sarah Joss Heriot-Watt University, UCU VP
816 Katrin Kohl None
815 Noemi Gualtieri University of Hull
814 Hassan Rashid Coventry University
813 Jo Fish Age Uk
812 Nikolaus Henkel Universität Hamburg
811 Claire Hurley Kent university
810 Jon Bryan Northern Region UCU
809 Hester Greatrix Hull
808 Maggie Gray Kingston University
807 Pierre Bocquillon University of East Anglia
806 Robert Munro Queen Margaret University
805 Libby Tasker University of Sheffield
804 Ben Hamlett University of Hull
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802 Rhiannon Lockley BCU
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800 Jake Elston Sheffield
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795 Patrick Newman CHCP. Macmillan Doctor
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790 Alex Brigham Hull
789 Helga Kotthoff, Prof. Freiburg university, Germany
788 Pascale Baker UCDA
787 Courtney Gray Grantham
786 Simone Klapper GALWAY
785 Anthony McDonald Leicestershire
784 Antonio Jimenez-Munoz University of Oviedo, former Hull Uni staff
783 Vincent Rawcliffe NHS
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777 Carol Turner Grimsby
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770 Carmen Álvarez-Mayo University of York
769 Lyric Holmes Sheffield
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767 Nathan Atkin Doncaster
766 Tamsin Boynton The University of Hull
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764 Greta Bosma Comenius University student
763 Chris Homewood University of Leeds
762 Adam Peck Construction
761 Kieran Coghlan County Down
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758 Suzanne Pike Sussex
757 Amelia Otley Sheffield
756 Rebecca Bridges South Yorkshire
755 Justin Farrier West midlands
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752 Scott McDonald Warwickshire
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733 Clare O’Malley East Sussex
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703 Kara Baynham Bedworth
702 Amanda Wilson Retail
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697 Irene Jobson Freeman Hospital Newcastle
696 Mrs Walker Rugby
695 Jade McDonald Leicester
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689 Peter Bonsall Retired Luxembourg
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687 Amelia Swain UCLAN
686 Kimberley McDonald Rugby
685 Meagan-Paige McDonald Shropshire
684 James Dudley Darlington
683 Rebecca McGarry Tyne & Wear
682 Valerie Maybury Retired Hull College also pt lecturer at HU
681 Gemma Wilcox London
680 Charlie Hunt Hull
679 Dan Cash BA Hons English Linguistics Brighton
678 Paul O’Neill University of Sheffield
676 Ruth Luthi-Carter Uni of Leicester
675 Rebecca Jenkins Hull York Medical School
674 Mike Bradshaw Chesterfield
673 Christopher Mcdonald Hull University
672 Rachel Burns Warwickshire
671 Tabitha Topping Tyne and Wear
670 Mrs Brenda mcdonald Hull University
669 Jamie Wilde Leicestershire
668 Joe Maylin Aston University
667 Molly Sewell St Edward’s School
666 Ángela Dorado Otero Queen Mary University of London
665 Craig Maples National University of Ireland Maynooth
664 Camille Backert University of Hull
663 Rebecca Brown Forden England
662 Florence Arnold Football Association
661 Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill University of Limerick
660 Callum Friend University of Oxford
659 Harvey Hines Fareham
658 Jessica Birch University of Bristol
657 Alison Knowles Hull University
656 Maisie D Southwark
655 Zhongxiaochu Gong The university of hull
654 Max Henry University of Hull
653 Helen Littlewood South Yorkshire
652 Diane McDermid Hull
651 Jack Morton Isle of Man
650 Tom Randall UCL
649 Clare Randall Essex
648 Anna Grantham Self employed. Hull
647 Hannah Fisher Hull
646 Beate Muller Newcastle University
645 Imogen Machin University of Hull
644 Ross Powell Leicester
643 Alice Broadbent University of Hull
642 Lily Myers University of Hull
641 Brian Swallow Retired
640 kathleen james West Midlands
639 Karen Crowton Solihull
638 Jan Pyrah Hull
637 Maureen Hulme Retired Headteacher Hull
636 Sophie Mills Hull
635 Wills Gray-North University of Hull
634 Cecile DeCat University of Leeds
633 Janet Dugdale University of Hull
632 J H Reid Nottingham
631 Lorraine Bradshaw Chesterfield
630 Sara Cadau University of Cagliari
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628 Emma Dixon University of Hull
627 Brenda Tiplady Kingston upon Hull
626 Joanne Slater Sheffield Hallam University
625 Gabriele Zagel-Millmore University of Leeds
624 Charlie Buckley Hull University
623 Ross Wilson University of Cambridge
622 Lydia Barrett Hull university
621 P F Coventry
620 Anja Schmidt-Ott University of Oxford
619 Sgeila Gaynsrd Retired Hull University Lecturer
618 Edward Richards Manager
617 Alice davis University of hull
616 James Belcher University of hull
615 Deborah Holmes University of Salzburg
614 Grace Doherty Hull