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Government considers ‘minimum service levels’ for universities

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Ministers to consult on requirements designed to limit industrial action

The education secretary has told the Conservative Party conference that the government is to consult on introducing so-called “minimum service levels” in UK universities, in a bid to restrict the disruption caused by industrial action.

Addressing delegates in Manchester on 2 October, Gillian Keegan described the marking and assessment boycott by members of the University and College Union (UCU) in the last academic year as “outrageous behaviour”, and said the government would seek views on extending minimum service levels to higher education.

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