The number of strike days which could occur during the exam and assessment period will depend on any earlier action in April aimed at teaching.
Incensed attendees took to the stage at around 4pm, chanting "Solidarity forever, 'cause the Union makes us strong"
"I do this in support of strikes to defend pensions and because I care deeply about protecting teaching quality and research excellence in our sector."
The Universities Minister Sam Gyimah called on the UCU and UUK to "get back to the negotiating table, without pre-conditions, and to find a solution that avoids further disruption to students."
The news comes after a petition to challenge the Home Office's decision reached over 65,000 signatures.
“Their case is very distressing on a personal level, but it also sets a dangerous precedent for other non-UK academics working in universities and doing humanitarian fieldwork abroad."
The agreement - to be debated and voted on at a meeting of union officials today - entails a three-year interim deal to come into effect from April next year. It will require employers to increase pensions contributions to 19.3% of salary, in...