Join UCU

Why join UCU?  Almost 110,000 of your colleagues have chosen to belong to UCU – the largest union and most effective voice for people like you working in post-school education.

UCU is the largest post-school union in the world: a force working for education that your employer and the government cannot ignore.  It understands the work you do, and the problems you face.  And, of course, the more members UCU has, the more effective the support and protection we offer will be.

Whether you are an academic, lecturer, trainer, instructor, researcher, administrator, manager, computer staff, librarian or postgraduate from a university, college, prison, adult education or training organisation, UCU is the union for you.

Join UCU online today

Or join over the phone: 0333 207 0719*

*Lines open 9.15am-4.45pm Mon-Fri. Calls are charged at standard rates; if you have inclusive call minutes or an allowance calls to this number are usually included (please check with your provider).


For further information on joining UCU, please see the below links to the national UCU website:

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A day in the life of UCU

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