Monday 24, Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 February
Monday 2, Tuesday 3, Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 March
Monday 9, Tuesday 10, Wednesday 11, Thursday 12 and Friday 13 March
Thursday 19 and Friday 20 March
You can read more about Birkbeck Students' Union's response to the strikes here.
The below information is provided by BBKSU Advice Service, a source of free, confidential & impartial advice for all students at Birkbeck.
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Below is our guidance on how to prepare a complaint by gathering evidence of how the strikes have negatively impacted you.
Complaints about the strike can be submitted after Friday 20 March, the final day of the strike action.
The College is not able to consider any complaints about the effect of the UCU strikes until after the strike action is finished. Complaints must be submitted within six weeks of the end of the strike.
The strikes have the potential to affect students in a number of ways. You can complain to the College about these effects, and you can request compensation for them.
The effect on your studies
The strikes are likely to affect your course. While not every academic will be on strike, it is not possible to accurately predict which courses or classes will be affected, as that is not known until each day of the strike.
Staff who are going on strike have been encouraged to tell their students in advance, but they are not required to do so.
The effect on your wellbeing
The strikes may also affect your wellbeing.
The effect on your finances
The strikes may also affect you financially, which you can also mention in your complaint as a request for compensation.
Your complaint should describe in detail how the strike action has affected you. The most effective way to convey this information is in the form of a diary, describing the impacts of the strike action for each day it takes place.
Your diary could include:
The BBKSU Advice Service is here to provide you with the information you need if you are considering making a complaint to the College.
Your complaint should include your preferred resolution. This can include a request for financial compensation. We suggest that complaints request compensation rather than 'refund'.
Birkbeck College's complaints policy has three stages:
Discuss your complaint informally with your department. Your module leader will be able to tell you how this can be done.
Stage One complaints may not be possible due to the strike action itself.
If a Stage One complaint is not possible, or not resolved to your satisfaction, you can submit your complaint formally to the College at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the Stage Two complaint, you can request a review of how the complaint was handled.
If you are not satisfied with the outcome of a Stage Three complaint, you can submit a complaint to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA), the independent ombudsman for higher education in England & Wales.