Letter from Cardiff University UEB regarding MAB and deductions 4th July 2023

This letter was received from UEB on the 4th July 2023 and continued a chain of prior correspondence.

The PDF version of the letter as originally sent to the branch is available.

4 July 2023

Dear Cardiff UCU Executive

Thank you for your letter of 29 June 2023 in response to our letter of 28 June 2023 regarding a joint statement.

We recognise that the current Marking and Assessment boycott (MAB) is nationally mandated and that you are constrained by many matters outside of your control. As explained during our recent discussions, we too are subject to similar constraints. Our policy in response to the MAB therefore remains unchanged.

However, given the serious impact the MAB is having on our students and staff, we remain willing to engage in further discussions on how we can work together to call off the MAB at Cardiff or at least reduce its impact.

We also remain committed to the work on the issues that we are able to progress and take forward locally and look forward to continuing to engage in the constructive discussions which have shaped this work to date.

Yours sincerely
University Executive Board