University of Brighton UCU negotiates with the universities Senior Management Team on behalf of all Academic and Research Staff. Staff on fixed term and fractional contracts as well as those on permanent contracts are eligible to join, as are postgraduate students. University of Brighton UCU also represents some support staff on Grade 6 and above on an individual basis.
UCU is the largest trade union working in further and higher education throughout the UK with around 120,000 members. UCU works closely with other unions on mattes of common concern, often jointly lobbying government and other bodies on employment and educational issues.
If you join UCU within 30 days of the start of your employment, UCU will waive the normal 90-day waiting period for access to legal assistance.