We sent an open letter to the Vice Chancellor of Cardiff University, Colin Riordan, on 26 February.
On 2 March we received the following reply:
With reference to your open letter of 26 February, our input on a potential offer to the UCU was not solicited by 3pm on that day and we have not had any such approach since then. You will be aware that UUK in November made an offer in line with the recommendations of JEP1, to show good will and in an attempt to avoid industrial action. The offer was rejected by UCU even though the Joint Expert Panel has three UCU-appointed experts as members.
Recently we completed our response to the consultation on JEP2 and this will be published on our website in due course. As with JEP1, we have worked closely with our own Cardiff University panel of experts on this response, which is supportive of the work and recommendations of the second report from the Joint Expert Panel.
Please see my email to staff and my email to students for more detail on a possible resolution to the dispute.
Prifysgol Caerdydd/ Cardiff University