University lecturer strike: all the 64 institutions affected

A total of 64 universities are facing strike action from lecturers over changes to their pensions, beginning today.

A million students will be affected as academics across the country, including those at Oxford and Cambridge, walk out.

The change to the pension scheme will leave the average lecturer £10,000 a year worse off in retirement than they would be under the current scheme, according to the Universities and College Union.

The union says the current pension plan, a defined benefit scheme, is working well and that Universities UK has attempted to force through a change without any effort at compromise.

However, Universities UK claims it must address a deficit of £6bn in the defined benefit fund by switching to a defined contribution fund.

All the universities on strike

Aberdeen, University of

Aberystwyth University

Aston University

Bangor University

Bath, University of

Birkbeck College, University of London

Bristol, University of

Brunel University

Cambridge, University of

Cardiff University

City, University of London

Courtauld Institute of Art

Cranfield University

Dundee, University of

Durham University

East Anglia, University of

Essex, University of

Exeter, University of

Glasgow, University of

Goldsmiths, University of London

Heriot-Watt University

Highlands and Islands, University of the (Scottish Association for Marine Science at the)

Hull, University of

Imperial College London

Institute of Education

Keele University

Kent, University of

Lancaster, University of

Leeds, University of

Leicester, University of

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Liverpool, University of

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Loughborough University

Manchester, University of

Newcastle University

Nottingham, University of

Open University

Oxford, University of

Queen’s University Belfast

Reading, University of

Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Veterinary College, University of London

Salford, University of

Senate House, University of London

Sheffield, University of

SOAS, University of London

Southampton, University of

St Andrews, University of

Strathclyde, University of

Surrey, University of

Sussex, University of

University College London

Ulster University

University of Wales

University of Warwick

University of York

Universities joining in week two:

King’s College London

Queen Mary University of London

University of Edinburgh

University of Stirling

Universities that will join in week three:

Ruskin College

University of Bradford

St George’s, University of London

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