May 2023 update: Exeter UCU members are advised that the local Hardship Fund is operating two separate funding streams in support of two distinct elements of industrial action: strike action and the Marking & Assessment boycott.

1.Marking & Assessment boycott, April 2023 onwards: the process for applying to the Hardship Fund for this industrial action is still being finalised by the branch committee. Members will be updated as soon as possible.

2.Strike Action (Nov 2022; Feb-March 2023): Please note that members are expected to first apply to the NATIONAL Fighting Fund. The local Exeter UCU Hardship Fund is designed to provide additional support to this main, nationwide fund.

The Exeter Hardship Fund gives priority to claims from members experiencing particular hardship, but ALL members are welcome to apply. Funds are not limitless, but help will be provided if at all possible. Exeter UCU is proud that after the 14 days of strikes during the industrial action of 2019/20 every single claim to this Hardship Fund was honoured.

A. Details about the NATIONAL Fighting Fund

You must apply to the main National Fighting Fund before applying to the Exeter fund

B.Guidance for applications to the local Exeter UCU Hardship Fund(for strike action only)

C.Local Exeter UCU Hardship Fund claim form (for strike action only)