USSbriefs

A set of papers written by University Staff and Students, on University Staff and Students, for University Staff and Students.

This project originated from papers by academics on the many dimensions of the USS pensions dispute, written in response to the UUK proposal of 23rd March 2018.

Our primary publishing platform is at Medium. Please go there for the USSbriefs formatted to read across all platforms. You can also download the USSbriefs as PDFs below, or listen to them on SoundCloud.

Please follow us on Twitter @ussbriefs and on Facebook. This is a list of our team members.

We launched on 3rd April 2018. This is our Press Release, and here it is as a PDF.

If you would like to help with distributing USSbriefs, please see our Guidance Document for some ideas.

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The Drive to Convert to DC: A Short History
Felicity Callard, Birkbeck, University of London
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The USS Dispute and the Dynamics of Industrial Action
Jo Grady, University of Sheffield
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The Pensions Dispute and the Marketisation of Higher Education
John Holmwood, University of Nottingham
Gurminder K Bhambra, University of Sussex
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Why USS Pension Cuts Will Not Be Spread Equally
Claire Marris, City, University of London
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The Role of Consultancies in the USS Dispute
Gail Davies, University of Exeter
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Why Which Way to Vote on the Latest UUK Proposal Should be an Easy Decision
Sam Marsh, University of Sheffield
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Is There Really a USS Deficit?
Dennis Leech, University of Warwick

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Misleading Communication: Case Studies from Universities UK and the Employers Pension Forum
Felicity Callard, Birkbeck, University of London

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Academic Collective Action and the Future of Our Movement
Andy Balmer, University of Manchester
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Why I Have Voted Yes to Accept UUK Proposal
Amanda Williams, University of East Anglia
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Debunking Sally Hunt’s Email
Jo Grady, University of Sheffield
Claire Marris, City, University of London
Jess Meacham, University of Sheffield
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Employers vs. UUK? Evolving Positions in the USS Pensions Dispute
Susanne Hakenbeck, University of Cambridge
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Cambridge and Oxford in the USS Pensions Dispute
Sam Dolan, University of Sheffield
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The UUK Offer: Context and Analysis
Deepa Govindarajan Driver, University of Reading
Kurt Mills, University of Dundee
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Who Rules Our Universities?
Eric Lybeck, University of Exeter
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The Financialisation of Higher Education and the USS Dispute
Clive Barnett, University of Exeter
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Protecting Defined Benefit: Managers, Trustees, Regulators, and the Possibility of a Pension Scheme that Works for Us
John Murray, formerly of Zurich Insurance

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Pressing ‘Pause’ on Strike Action: Historical Context for the Joint Expert Panel
Jack Saunders, University of Warwick

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How to Constitute a Joint Expert Panel
Warren Pearce, University of Sheffield
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