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Department of Sociology


Seventy-four UK universities will be hit with 14 days of strike action in February and March 2020.

The action will start on Thur 20 Feb and escalate each week, culminating with a week-long walkout from Mon 9 to Fri 13 March. The Department of Sociology has a strike information webpage to help provide information about the impact of the industrial action on lectures, supervisions and exams

In brief, most lectures taking place during the strike period will be cancelled and will not be rescheduled. Many undergraduate supervisions will continue during the strike period, although the dates and locations of those supervisions may be subject to change. We understand that this will cause a great deal of inconvenience, and care and concern for our students is at the heart of our considerations. The staff on strike have not chosen to do so lightly, and the Department believes it is in the short-term and long-term interests of both our students and our staff to defend the values of our teaching and learning community in the face of significant cuts.

Students can find out more information about the upcoming strike action using the links below. A Raven account is required to access these pages:

Strike Action 2020

Read the Department's Strike Policy for more information on dates and teaching provision during this industrial action.

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Why We Strike

Director of Undergraduate Education Dr Ella McPherson explains the rationale behind the UCU strikes and how students and staff can support each other.

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Wellbeing at Sociology

On this page, you can find information about the Department's Welfare Advocates, University Services, and additional resources to help you manage your mental health and emotional wellbeing.

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A World Leader

The Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge is a world-leading centre for teaching and research in Sociology, consistently ranked first in UK league tables by The Guardian, The Independent and The Times.

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