About UCU

UCU is a trade union and professional  association representing academics, lecturers, trainers, instructors, researchers, managers, administrators, computer staff, librarians and postgraduates in universities, colleges, prisons, adult education and training organisations across the UK. It was formed on 1st June 2006 by the merger of the Association of University Teachers (AUT) and the University and College Lecturers’ Union (NATFHE) and is the largest post-school union in the world.

At a local level we provide representation and support for members who have problems in the workplace. We negotiate staff terms and conditions, defend jobs and ensure policies and procedures are fair and properly applied. Nationally we negotiate staff pay and pensions and improve access to professional development and support proper career structures. We are also an effective campaigning union, bringing publicity and attention to the issues that affect our members, from pensions and privatisation to equality and safety in the workplace.

Find out more at www.ucu.org.uk