Show us your #UCUmugshot



“UCU materials are a great way to raise the profile of the union in your workplace. The more the people see the union in their daily lives, the more likely it is that they will think of the union as being something real and relevant to them.

UCU produces a wide range of materials including posters, mugs, bags, pens, notepads and badges. All of these are designed to fit into the workplace and project the union into the daily lives of your colleagues.

It’s easy to use UCU materials to support recruiting activity.”   – UCU national website


Workload and Stress

The #UCUmugshot campaign is also designed to raise awareness on the issue of workload and stress. Encourage members to take the breaks they are entitled to, use their UCU mug to get a drink and show us their mugshot. Read the UCU Health and Safety factsheet ‘How long can a lecturer work without being given a break?

“Rising workloads – linked to job and funding cuts and the increasing intensity of work in post-16 education – are a growing problem. UCU is committed to campaigning to control workloads and tackle performance management strategies and occupational stress and bullying in the sector”  – UCU national website


Raise the profile of UCU while assisting recruitment and raising awareness of workload and stress with our fun new campaign. Take a photo of UCU mugs in action, and encourage everyone with a UCU mug to do the same.


Show us your #UCUmugshot today!

To take part on Twitter or Instagram post your photograph with #UCUmugshot

To take part on Facebook please tag Emma Alexander to your photograph, or email your mugshot to Emma to post.



UCU Rep John Holden, Furness College


mugshot Karen

UCU Rep Karen Jones, Durham University



UCU Rep Gill Harrison, Redcar and Cleveland College




Please encourage wide participation by:

  • retweeting one of our promotion tweets, for example this one with UCU Gateshead College’s Richard Bathgate or
  • sharing our facebook post






UCU Regional Support Official Jon Bryan

mugshot Laura



UCU Rep at Gateshead College and Regional Vice Chair Richard Bathgate

mugshot Paul




UCU Rep Shell Young, University of Sunderland


UCU Regional Support Official Joyce McAndrew

mugshot Erna




UCU Rep Mark Husmann, University of Northumbria