“Nearly half of undergraduate tutorials are delivered by staff who lack proper contracts, research shows
Colleges at the University of Cambridge have been accused of using overworked and underpaid gig economy workers to provide the institution’s famous one-on-one tutoring system.
Research by members of the University and College Union found nearly half of undergraduate tutorials, or “supervisions” as they are known, are delivered by precariously employed staff who lack proper contracts. One-third of supervisors are postgraduate students or freelancers, including those who have recently completed their PhDs.’’
The Azat Miftakhov Committee, supported by 308 mathematicians and 3 mathematical societies, sent the following letter to the International Mathematical UnionExecutive Committee, concerning the case of our colleague Azat Miftakhov.Mathematicians who wish to support this letter can sign it by filling out the form here; an updated list of signatories will be sent to the IMU in a few weeks.
The London Mathematical Society has been informed that the University of Leicester is consulting over a proposal to reduce the size of its Pure Mathematics Group to be teaching only, in order to “meet the rising market demand of artificial intelligence, computational modelling, digitalisation and data science”. The Society strongly opposes this proposal and believes it to be seriously flawed for the following reasons.
Les responsables de sociétés savantes signataires condamnent fermement le contenu des trois amendements 147, 150 et 234 adoptés en séance de nuit le 29 octobre au Sénat, avec le soutien du gouvernement.
Ces amendements déposés à la dernière minute modifient profondément les procédures de recrutement des enseignant.e.s-chercheurs et restreignent les libertés académiques et scientifiques.