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Meeting of the Assembly 28 October 2014

Updated: Further information has been posted within the USS changes timeline on insite including the University’s response to the USS consultation and a resolution from the Warwick Branch of the Universities’ and Colleges’ Union (UCU), which has been proposed as a motion to be considered at the forthcoming meeting of the Assembly by Dr Jimmy Donaghey.

Attendees are requested to arrive at the Butterworth Hall to register from 9.30am. Where possible, we would appreciate it if you are able to arrive to register in good time, to help ensure that everyone is seated prior to the start of the meeting.

The Vice-Chancellor and President has called a meeting of the Assembly of the University to take place on Tuesday 28 October 2014 from 10-11am in the Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre. This meeting has been called following a request from the Universities and Colleges Union (UCU) to discuss the consultation on changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS).

As part of communications about this consultation, colleagues have already been informed of the University’s intention to hold a meeting of the Assembly in 2015. The meeting of the Assembly on 28 October is therefore an additional meeting. The University will provide an overview of the USS consultation process and governance; the UCU will set out its position with regard to the proposed reform of the USS. There will be a further meeting of the Assembly at an appropriate point in Spring 2015 when the final proposals on changes to the USS are known.

Membership of the Assembly extends to all staff employed on academic, research-only and teaching-only terms and conditions, and to all staff employed on level 6-9 terms and conditions. For the purposes of the meeting on 28 October, staff members at level 5 who are members of USS are also invited.

Given the position of the Assembly in the University Statute, all those attending the meeting will be asked to present their University card on arrival at the meeting to facilitate the accurate recording of attendance and membership for the purposes of establishing quoracy, in accordance with the requirements of the Standing Orders of the Assembly.

View the agenda for the meeting and read the Standing Orders of the Assembly.

All those who wish to attend are requested to register online, no later than 5pm on Friday 24 October 2014.