STUDENTS at Oxford University are among those across the county who could be affected by strike action.

Sixty-one universities could face widespread disruption after lecturers at the University and College Union backed industrial action in a row over changes to their pensions.

The union said it hoped that an overwhelming mandate for strike action would focus universities’ minds and that more Vice-chancellors would pressurise Universities UK to agree a deal. A series of strikes could begin on February 22.