How do I join?

Why Join?

How do I pay?

How Much will it cost?

 

How do I join?

You can join online immediately, or by downloading an application form .

If you wish to join using the application form send the completed form to:

UCU Membership Administration
FREEPOST
University & College Union
Carlow Street
London
NW1 7LH

Please let your local branch membership secretary know you have joined:

Eastbourne and Hastings Branch - Leighton Evans (Hastings) L.E.Evans@brighton.ac.uk

Falmer Branch - Chris Cocking 01273 644510 C.Cocking@brighton.ac.uk 

Grand Parade Branch - Sue Gollifer 01273 643042 Email Sue Gollifer

Moulsecoomb Branch - Judith Watson 01273 642286 Email Judith Watson,

Why Join?

Strength

UCU is the largest trade union and professional association working in further and higher education throughout the UK for anyone who works as an academic, lecturer, trainer, instructor, researcher, administrator, manager, computer staff, librarian or postgraduate.

Influence

UCU negotiates on everyone's behalf and influences decisions on your behalf concerning

  • pay and grading
  • health & safety
  • equality
  • part-time contracts
  • research contracts 

Support

When UCU members have a problem at work, UCU supports them through local representatives and branch officers who can call on professional advice from Head Office.

News

News and advice on current issues is given by weekly electronic mailings and a printed quarterly magazine, UC.

Training

If you want to become a representative, UCU offer many Training courses and support to develop your skills.

Benefits and Services

For financial advice, good deals for insurance, legal advice, and much more, Check the UCU benefits page or visit UCUPlus

How do I pay?

All new members now pay subscriptions by Direct Debit.  Direct Debit allows you to pay your subscription without intimating your membership status to your employer.  If you move institutions it's easier for UCU to move your membership to your new local branch.

How Much will it cost?

The monthly subscription is based on your earnings.  Current monthly subscriptions.