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Joining UCU is easy.

All academic and professional staff from Grades I and upwards are eligible to join UCU.

Hourly-paid teachers are also eligible to join UCU at low subscription rates.

Or you can join by phone 0333 207 0719*

Postgraduates who do not work can join as student members free of charge. If you are joining as a student member you will need your National Insurance number.

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Reasons to join

The branch represents academics, lecturers, teachers, trainers, researchers and professional staff at the University. We have nearly 1,000 members and are part of a national union with over 110,000 members. As a branch:

  • We represent and support our members, individually and collectively.
  • We negotiate your pay, pensions and workloads.
  • We secure and improve your terms and conditions.

As a union we campaign to improve our members’ workplaces. We work on a range of Higher Education policy concerns: workload and stress; anti-casualisation; research conditions; fair pay in education; university governance and equality issues.

The Branch provides ongoing support for around 1000 members.

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