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.Join UCU
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.Join UCU