A PLANNED marking boycott of university students' work has been called off after lecturers accepted a pay offer.

Members of the University and College Union (UCU) across the UK voted overwhelmingly to accept a 2 per cent offer from employers.

More than 83 per cent of the union's members voted to accept the offer and call off the marking boycott.

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UCU general secretary Sally Hunt, said: "Our members have made it overwhelmingly clear that they wish to accept the 2 per cent pay offer."

"We shall be informing universities of their decision and that the marking boycott is off."