University College Birmingham: oppose the restructure

University College Birmingham (UCB) management are conducting a restructuring exercise. Management argue this is not a cost cutting exercise.

73 senior lecturing staff have been told they are at risk of redundancy and asked to re-apply for 42 new senior lecturer roles. These new roles have an increasing workload with no additional pay. Staff who are not successful will be given notice of redundancy. UCB are offering a severance package that is less than the contractual notice entitlement of members. They are using ACAS to to conclude termination of employment agreements with members, which basically denies members the opportunity of obtaining one to one advice from an independent legal adviser through UCU. This saves the university having to pay for said advice.

Other lecturing staff were told that their job was not at risk – but instead were given new job descriptions which were not negotiated – these have huge increases in workloads and with little possibility of future promotion. UCB plans to bridge the shortfall in staff by using more Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) and lecturers at the bottom of the pay spine.

UCU branch and members argue that this will have a clear impact on the remaining staff at UCB in terms of both workload levels and morale and this will have a seismic impact on UCB students, their learning experience yet UCB students are still expected to pay tuition fees in excess of £9,000 per annum.

  • Sign our petition to tell UCB management to play fair and follow best practice procedures.
  • Sign our petition to tell UCB management to stop downgrading staff terms and conditions and value the long years of service of senior lecturers and the expertise they offer.
  • Sign our petition to tell UCB management to stop short changing students by using GTAs and inexperienced lecturers to fill the gap that will be left making senior lecturers redundant.

UCB’s motto – “Service before Self” – may in the future read, “Self Service”

We oppose University College Birmingham management’s proposed restructure.

University College Birmingham (UCB) restructure

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

End date: Jul 11, 2022

Signatures collected: 645

645 signatures

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Jo Dillon
 
644
Tina Chen
 
643
Hash Shah
 
642
Sarah Hicklin
 
641
David Conway
 
640
Sezen Kizilgul Kartal
 
639
Reece Molloy
King Edward's VI 
638
Philippe Blanchard
University of Warwick 
637
Eman Barreh
Warwick  
636
Olivia Hamlyn
 
635
William Bayliss
Ucb 
634
Ema Ondrackova
UCB 
633
Aleena Akhtar
Ucb 
632
Hannah Southern
University of Nottingham 
631
Serah Mockbil
Ucb Birmingham  
630
Laura Povoledo
UWE 
629
Colin Moulson
Electrical Engineer  
628
Thomas Melody
Transport 
627
Jagvinder Gill
Birmingham Council 
626
Tomas Krivanek
UCB 
625
Catia Martins
UCB  
624
C R
UK 
623
Bobbie Solkhon
University college birmingham  
622
Laura Mills
Institute  
621
Lucie Maskova
UCB 
620
Katarina Fapsova
UCB 
619
Gabriela Mester
UK 
618
Rebecca Fisher
Hartlepool 
617
Shahin Ashkiani
West Midlands 
616
Liam Kelly
 
615
Susan Blackwell
Universiteit Utrecht 
614
Meera Borsara
Leeds Trinity University  
613
Smickey Chiula
South Yorkshire 
612
Nadia Abdula
University College Birmingham 
611
Sareena Chumber
 
610
Heather James
Islington  
609
Sarah Ellis
School 
608
Mark Ellis
Self Employed 
607
Dr C.H. Bryant
UCU NW HE sector secretary. 
606
Errol Lawson
University college Birmingham  
605
Dharminder Chuhan
Sandwell College 
604
Christopher Lowe
 
603
Adam Phillips
Kingswinford 
602
Kings Manu
 
601
Peter McLoughlin
QUB 
600
Adama Djalo
West Midlands 
599
Patrick McCarthy
Staffordshire 
598
Ian Sainsbury
Reading 
597
Wilson Campbell
NWRC 
596
Mya Subong
 
595
Blessing Osasogie
University College Birmingham  
594
Harriet Clarke
University of Birmingham 
593
James Graham
The University of Manchester 
592
David Andrews
Retired  
591
John Cunningham
retired 
590
David Jenkins
 
589
Lau Edward
 
588
Joshua Benjamin
 
587
Arwa Hassan
N/A 
586
Simeon Gill
Manchester University 
585
Maureen Pitt
Solihull College 
584
Lynsey Taylor
 
583
Lin Martin-Haugh
Imperial College 
582
Paul Russell
Retired  
581
Anne Darby
NTU 
580
Joannah Barnes
Telford 
579
Bea Gardner
University of Southampton 
578
Alan Curtis
formerly, Barnsley College 
577
Anastasia Bond
 
576
Fiona Stornaway
 
575
Peter Lucas
UCB 
574
Sara Blizzard
BBC  
573
Selina Dawson
NHS 
572
Professor Malcolm Banard
Cambridge University 
571
Gurpreet Singh
University of Leicester 
570
Dr Alfonzo Hermez
Glasgow University  
569
Joshua Hinkins
 
568
Kingsley Crocker
Margoux 
567
Kate Carey
Leeds Trinity (retired) 
566
Andrew Dunn
Leicestershire 
565
phoebe memel
West Midlands 
564
Paul Mullins
Bangor University  
563
Taz Mohammed
 
562
Tricia Mackin
University of Liverpool 
561
Caroline Heycock
University of Edinburgh 
560
Gina Walter
University of Bristol 
559
Catriona Gold
University College London 
558
Kirsty Priestley
Leeds 
557
Mohammed Rahman
West Midlands 
556
Cristina Temenos
University of Manchester 
555
Justine Flynn
University of Central Lancashire 
554
Matt Clement
Hampshire 
553
MJ Tainturier
Bangor University 
552
Sandra Williams
University of Brighton 
551
Hilary Chadwick
The University of Huddersfield 
550
Paramjit Aujla
Leicester College 
549
Clair Sharpe
University of Liverpool 
548
James Wheeler
Swansea University 
547
Melanie Brunner
University of Leeds 
546
Phillippa Williams
West Midlands 
545
Stephen Cowden
University of Gloucestershire 
544
Adam Vernone
University of Reading 
543
Louise Kenyon
Loughborough University 
542
Jane Petrie
South Yorkshire 
541
Philippa Carr
University of the West of England 
540
Tom Mackmurdo
Devon  
539
Valeria Tolis
Cardiff 
538
Jacek Halke
Birmingham self employed  
537
Flore Gobe
Birmingham 
536
Skye Frost
Leeds 
535
Robert Lazenby
S Yorks 
534
David Archibald
University of Glasgow 
533
Amy Mclening
Uni of Worcester  
532
Emma Parker
 
531
Christopher Wilkinstine
Aston University  
530
Margaret James
Leeds University  
529
Louisa Powell
Birmingham City Council 
528
Dr Andrew Haynes
389 Chiswick High Road London 
527
Professor Christoph Hoerl
University of Warwick, Coventry 
526
Efua Wilson-Turco
Aston University  
525
Mathew Toland
Derby university  
524
Phil Edwards
LONDON 
523
Suninder Patel
Ex UCB Student 
522
Professor Charles Mathew
Aston University 
521
Jessica Parker
PC 
520
Robert Buckland
JS 
519
Andy Burnham
City of Manchester  
518
Dr Susan Hopkins
Public Health England 
517
Anne Flores
University of Gloucester 
516
Steven Savale
Community Music 
515
Karen Murphy
Birmingham  
514
Khursheed Wadia
University of Warwick  
513
Kate Dorney
Manchester 
512
Wolfgang Galvis
Uk 
511
Harvey Flexman
 
510
Dzuldyniel Dzulkifly
University College Birmingham 
509
Mike Harkin
UCB 
508
Dr Mike Tildesley
University of Warwick 
507
Marcus Townsdon
London Olympic Park 
506
Martine Croxhall
BBC NEWS 
505
Sally Walker
London Institute 
504
Leon Fernandez
Birmingham City Council  
503
Edward Powell
Imperial College London  
502
Jody Seaton
Self Employed 
501
Affi Agbodo
UCB 
500
Philip Jarvis
 
499
Elaine Penn
UCB 
498
Ryan Jackson
Manchester  
497
Ray Linforth
West Midlands 
496
Ray Linforth
West Midlands 
495
Boris Johnson
Downing St 
494
Paul Prior
 
493
Robert Hampson
Surrey 
492
Mary Wilkins
 
491
Geraldine George
 
490
Ken Edwards
UCB 
489
Alessandro D'Arma
University of Westminster 
488
Hilary Cave
Retired community education worker 
487
Rebecca Cresswell
Hackney adult Education 
486
David Sanders
University 
485
Julia Roberts
Lambeth College  
484
Marian Charles
University of Nottingham  
483
Zoe Nosworthy
 
482
Katrina Penavega
West Midlands 
481
Paul White
University of Cambridge 
480
Katie Baugh
University College Birmingham 
479
Martin Brown
UK 
478
Catherine Mary Morrison
Na h-Eileanan Siar- 
477
Gillian Smith
Lichfield 
476
Daniel Murphy
Leicester College 
475
David Dowdle
University of Salford  
474
Caroline Jackson-Houlston
Oxfordshire 
473
Lee McFarlane
Runshaw College  
472
Dr Philip McCosker
Coventry University 
471
Amelia Yeates
West Midlands 
470
Dr Philip Stone
UCLan 
469
John Hemp
 
468
Kate Millard-Robins
Devon 
467
Bronwen Price
Hampshire 
466
Steve Devine
The University of Manchester  
465
Damien James Black
Bridgend 
464
Diana Pieta
U@UCB  
463
Laura McMahon
University of Cambridge  
462
Abelardo Clariana-Piga
Retired lecturer 
461
Laura Osaremwinda
University college Birmingham  
460
Naazneen Ramzan
West Midlands 
459
Jane Hindley
Essex 
458
Randy Banks
University of Essex 
457
Sian Williams
 
456
Rob Clinton
Ucb 
455
Ronald Mendel
University of Northampton  
454
Mark Ewins
UCB 
453
Danika Parikh
University of Cambridge 
452
Helen Gratton
MMU 
451
Paul Crosthwaite
University of Edinburgh 
450
James Dickins
 
449
Peter Doubtfire
UCB alumnus 
448
Pravina Ellis
Croydon Adult Education 
447
Angelos Hadjikoumis
University of Sheffield 
446
David Pritchard
 
445
Kausar Ada
UCB 
444
A Ada
UCB 
443
Matthew Evans
University of Sussex 
442
Karolins Werner
UCB  
441
Asha Ashanti-Robinson
West Midlands 
440
Tanja van Mourik
University of St Andrews 
439
Lynne Banin
West Midlands 
438
Stephen Wagg
De Montfort University 
437
Marina Vishmidt
Goldsmiths, University of London 
436
Jonathan Preminger
Cardiff University 
435
Jenny Lennox
 
434
Mark Bould
UWE  
433
Sandra Fulton
England 
432
Astrid Haas
University of Central Lancashire, Preston 
431
Robin Rice
University of Edinburgh 
430
Marcia Ostrowski
University of Southampton 
429
Refaat Hamed
University of Bradford 
428
Ruth Ballardie
University of Greenwich 
427
Naomi Pennington
North Yorkshire 
426
Ben Davies
University of Portsmouth 
425
Jodie Lewis
University of Worcester 
424
John Sweeney
University of Bradford 
423
Jean Hatton
N/A 
422
Patrick McCarthy
Retired 
421
Verity Longley
Lancashire 
420
Zsófia Novák
University of Debrecen 
419
Teresa Torres
Essex 
418
Di Lister
Open University 
417
Gary Cassidy
Bath Spa University 
416
Paul Lamont-Kane
Queen's University Belfast 
415
David Thomas
Birkbeck College 
414
David Fallon
University of Roehampton  
413
Aldo Mussi
W Mids 
412
Carina Hart
University of Nottingham 
411
Karl McCreadie
Ulster University 
410
Gordon Asher
Glasgow 
409
Anne Emerson
University of Nottingham 
408
Peter Conner
University of Sheffield International College UCU Branch 
407
chris savory
east sussex 
406
Elaine Robinson
 
405
Laura Caradonna
Cheshire 
404
Nicola Davis
Stoke-on-Trent 
403
Eleanor Warren
University of Manchester 
402
Michael McKrell
UCLan 
401
Nafisa Aksar
 
400
Katherine WARBY
The University of Huddersfield  
399
Alan Bevington
Leicester 
398
Kerri McGinn
Solihull College and University Centre 
397
Sadegh Attari
University of Birmingham 
396
Sean Bracken
University of Worcester 
395
Michael Goron
Solent University 
394
Nicolas Wiater
University of St Andrews 
393
Jane Rempel
Not Specified 
392
Jo Brewis
The Open University  
391
Matilda Moors
London Met 
390
Stephen Bates
Worcestershire 
389
Jim Tyrrell
Leicester Adult Skills and Learning Service 
388
Eleanor Madley
United Kingdom 
387
Jorma Louko
University of Nottingham 
386
Tobias Heinrich
University of Kent 
385
Patricia Bartley
(Select) 
384
Ivo Syndicus
Royal Veterinary College 
383
philip Bonner
Nottingham Trent University 
382
Mandy Bloomfield
University of Plymouth  
381
Alexandra Meybaum
City and Islington College - London 
380
Peter Girling
Cambridge University 
379
Linda MacKay
University of the West of Scotland 
378
Christopher Donaldson
Lancaster University 
377
Norman Jope
Plymouth Marjon University 
376
Mary Leamy
Oxfordshire 
375
Deana Heath
Merseyside 
374
Kevin Malone
University of Manchester 
373
Alia Haven
West Midlands 
372
Ian Crosson
Tower Hamlets campus, New City College 
371
Cath Kennedy
University of Sheffield 
370
Jonathan Way
Hampshire 
369
Jenni Ramone
NTU 
368
Marie Hill
Gloucestershire College 
367
Mirko Pegoraro
LJMU 
366
Marie Woodward
UCB 
365
Jo Lampard
UCL 
364
Helen Forbes
Bradford College  
363
Monica White
University of Nottingham 
362
Richard Zimmermann
University of Manchester 
361
Heather Brown
Tyne and Wear 
360
Julian Goodare
University of Edinburgh 
359
Claire Jones
Birmingham 
358
Jesus Martinez-Garcia
University of Essex 
357
Jessica Begon
Durham University 
356
Andrea Nini
University of Manchester 
355
Jon Hackett
St Mary's University, Twickenham 
354
Faye Hammill
University of Glasgow 
353
D Bird
University of Lincoln 
352
Eleanor Wallace-Howell
Birmingham Metropolitan College 
351
Anna Zueva
University of Huddersfield 
350
Daniel Williams
University of Warwick 
349
Amy Burge
University of Birmingham 
348
Richard Wood
University College Birmingham 
347
Malcolm James
South Glamorgan 
346
deiniol Skillicorn
Cardiff Met University 
345
Graham Duckworth
UCB 
344
Martin Stokes
Home 
343
Jeremy Eatough
UWBS 
342
Tom Shinton
WEST MIDLANDS 
341
Olivia Hall
University of Lincoln 
340
Imtiaz Farooq
Aon 
339
Adam Finney
University of Birmingham  
338
Hollie Walters
Eastside co/Birmingham  
337
Marion Leadbeater
West Midlands 
336
Suzannah Bowles
 
335
Jeffrey Perry
Ucb 
334
Amelie Grimaud
Ucb 
333
David George
PPG 
332
Jaskaran Sahi
Harborne 
331
Chris Chapman
Amnesty International 
330
Rachel Mason
West Midlands 
329
Sue Dockett
Cambs 
328
Shivaun Caffrey
 
327
Pete Monaghan
Cambridge Regional college  
326
Usman Ahmed
Birmingham 
325
Morgan Roberts
 
324
Roger Pursall
 
323
Chloe Hales
BMC 
322
Fiona Muldoon
Down 
321
Brigit Lowell
England 
320
Louise Hales
Queen’s University Belfast 
319
Eliza Ilieva
 
318
Lydia Rigby
Worcestershire 
317
John Cremona
Hurtigruten  
316
Mark Dewhirst
Further Education 
315
Marie Taylor
Zf automotive uk limited  
314
Quinn Sonder
 
313
Kay Hurst
MMU 
312
Rachel Hilton
Harper Adams University  
311
Jake Hansle
West Midlands 
310
Jorge Peck
 
309
Sadia Ahmed
Birmingham  
308
Eamon Swan
West midlands 
307
Whie DaHell
opposing the restructure TILL WE SUCCEED 
306
Daniel Titley
West Midlands 
305
Becki Pate
Nottingham college  
304
Joshua Crawley
Aston University 
303
Marija Kristic
Istria 
302
Stephen Mazurek
 
301
Andrew Dunbar
England 
300
Ian Cuthbert
 
299
Susie Walker
Birmingham Adult Education Service  
298
James Richards
Fife 
297
Jorge Diaz-Cintas
UCL  
296
David Yeats
West Midlands 
295
Mark Croft
West Midlands 
294
Raja Khalid
Aston University 
293
Alan Kettering
Birmingham  
292
luca bottazzi
Birmingham  
291
lavinia carciog
Westmidlands 
290
Imran Shohan
West Midlands 
289
Steven Handford
 
288
Peter Hogg
UCB  
287
Mihaela Ene
Ucb student 
286
Nathan John
Coventry 
285
Mariyum Islam
West Midlands 
284
Jane Johnston-Sinn
 
283
Charlotte Bodin
 
282
Jacquie Boyd
Warwickshire 
281
Franciska Leonetta Boros
UCB 
280
Rebecca Lovell
 
279
Lucy Andrew
University Centre Shrewsbury  
278
Sangeeta Ram
University College Birmingham  
277
Sally Maybury
Kings Heath  
276
Richard Maybury
Sky by the Water 
275
Tim Ashwell
UCB 
274
Julie Van Es
 
273
fatima hashemi
Nhs 
272
Emma Cropper
England 
271
Craig Deeley
Birmingham  
270
Carolina Martin
University college Birmingham 
269
Sundip Singh
 
268
Julia Dosanjh
Birmingham 
267
Mona Casey
Birmingham city university  
266
Dawn Cox
West Brom 
265
Mandy Lloyd
 
264
Lauren Mura
United Kingdom 
263
Philippa Browning
University of Manchester  
262
Sancho Dayus
Birmingham  
261
Sanziana Predut
West Midlands 
260
Hyacinth Name
University College Birmingham  
259
Yvonne Worrell
Birmingham  
258
Greg Gannon
London 
257
Marta Rodrigues
Birmingham  
256
Rebecca Jones
 
255
Vicki Walton
Halesowen college  
254
Krysten Lawrence
 
253
Paul Carless
UCB 
252
Joe Wassell
 
251
Anne NUGENT
West Midlands 
250
Michelle Lambert
Birmingham 
249
Pam Whitehouse
University of Wolverhampton  
248
Bev Lord
Selly oak 
247
Barry Whitehouse
Cannock 
246
Eva Maria Santidrian Garcia
West Midlands 
245
Sasa Bobic
 
244
Yvonne Garner
 
243
Mahdiya Ali
West Midlands 
242
Jack Warley
Self 
241
Nusaiba Albarwani
University college Birmingham  
240
Francis Hine-Hughes
 
239
Vince Parker
 
238
Valentina Basile
UCB 
237
Jason Taylor
Birmingham City University 
236
Mike Harkin
UCB 
235
Nathan Beardmore
Ex UCB student  
234
John Cremona
Hurtigruten  
233
Oliver Wall
 
232
Brendan O'Malley
Birmingham  
231
Dave Ratchford
UNISON 
230
Danni Barker
West Midlands 
229
Nicki Allen
228
Alex Brennan
West Midlands 
227
Jonathan Gould
West Midlands 
226
Courtney Pearce
 
225
Katherine Jones
UCB  
224
Niousha Y
 
223
Jess Buxton
Kingston University London  
222
Neston Fernandes
 
221
Anna Louise Morgan
Kingston University  
220
Kevin Shakespeare
 
219
Maria cristina Moscetta
UCB  
218
Francesca Mackenzie
Surrey 
217
Johanna Karlsson
Aberystwyth University 
216
Rosie Smith
Warwickshire police 
215
Alison Aiken
East Midlands 
214
Matthew Walker
Birmingham  
213
Bethany Fortune
Rekom UK 
212
Priya Bagga
University College Birmingham  
211
Anna-Maria Hristova
UCB 
210
Matt Walker
Birmingham 
209
Max H
UCB 
208
Katrina Parry
UCB 
207
Evi Ioannou
UCB 
206
Matthew Walker
Birmingham  
205
Liam Berriman
University of Sussex 
204
LESLEY MCINTOSH
Aberdeenshire 
203
Sharon Cunnison
UK 
202
Iain Taylor
BCU 
201
David Webb
Leeds Beckett University 
200
Kiran Kitaure
UCB 
199
Julija Trofimova
West Midlands 
198
Richard Mcewan
Ucu tower hamlets college 
197
Peter Bicknell
Lewisham College 
196
Ian Ampleford
Notts 
195
Stephanie Dillon
University of Central Lancashire  
194
Zara Angela Abbas
University of Roehampton 
193
Paul Wilkinson
Nottinghamshire 
192
Josh Ford
East Sussex 
191
Anja Patzold
University College Birmingham 
190
Sareen Galbraith
Leeds beckett University  
189
Maria Belobradova
Bilston  
188
Jack Stevens
Ucb 
187
Terry Murphy
Teesside University  
186
Nazareena Poet
West Midlands 
185
Shelley Dolan
University College Birmingham  
184
lee dickson
Tyne and Wear 
183
Maria Berghs
De Montfort University 
182
Michael Hand
University of Birmingham 
181
Joseph Grant
University of East Anglia 
180
Sharon Shadrokh
University of Cambridge  
179
Lucy Burke
Manchester Metropolitan University  
178
Amparo Tarazona
County (optional) 
177
Rhys Goodwin
University of Warwick 
176
Ronald Hartz
University of Leicester 
175
Linda Littler
 
174
Janet Farrar
The Manchester College 
173
Styliani Kosmidou
Leicester College  
172
Hannah Jones
University of Warwick  
171
Rachel Kendal
County Durham 
170
Benjamin Franks
University of Glasgow, Dumfries Campus 
169
Siavash Bakhtiar
University of Westminster  
168
Lee Jones
Queen Mary University of London 
167
Katherine Smith
University of Manchester  
166
Josephine Alleyne
Middlesex 
165
Ruth O'Connor
NHS 
164
Jonathan Sinclair
Lancashire 
163
Rachel Walls
University of Leeds 
162
James Brackley
University of Birmingham  
161
Ben Pope
University of Manchester 
160
Sherene Meir
Durham Uni  
159
Jess Meacham
University of Sheffield  
158
David Muritu
West Midlands 
157
Megan Clarke
West Midlands NEU 
156
Margo Campbell
Parent who wil advise sons to avoid this uni 
155
M Duffy
 
154
Michael Macgregor-Fairlie
University of Birmingham  
153
Paul Leon Mackney
Retired 
152
Saima Begum
 
151
Sarah Cottrell
 
150
Dana Roemling
University of Birmingham 
149
Claire Mitchell
 
148
Harry Williams
Birmingham  
147
Gaynor Kunneke
 
146
Mary Wilson
Gloucester