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Academic-related, professional services staff annual meeting

2 August 2007

Annual meeting for academic-related, professional services staff members of UCU.

Diary date The next annual meeting of academic related, professional services staff will be Thursday 14 March.

Venue and timings 


An annual meeting  will be held hybrid using Zoom.

Venue: UCU head office, Carlow Street, London, NW1 7LH, 10:00 - 15:30 (registration from 09:30)


Each HE branch may send two voting representative to the annual meeting. Branch representatives must have been approved either by a quorate branch meeting, quorate branch committee meeting or by a properly constituted meeting of members that work in an academic-related role.


Registration deadline - Monday, 4 March 5pm.

Nominations - deadline for submission of nominations is Thursday 29 February

Each HE branch/local association can nominate up to three people to the committee. Nominees to this committee must be in good membership standing and have been employed in an academic-related role in the last 12 months. The academic-related, professional staff committee will advise and make recommendations to the National Executive Committee on any issues arising specifically from or related to the employment of members on academic-related contracts.

The committee will meet three times a year and committee members will have their expenses paid. If elections are necessary these will be held soon after the annual meeting.

Motions - deadline for submission of motions is Thursday 22 February

HE branches/local associations can submit up to 3 motions for consideration to the annual meeting, limited to matters of direct concern to staff in academic-related roles.

Please also note the guidance on writing motions using the language of the social model of disability [100kb].

The 2023 annual meeting for ARPS was  held on Thursday 16 March 2023 on-line using Zoom

2023 Conference Papers:

Agenda [125kb]

Chairs report [88kb]

Minutes 2022 [154kb]

Motions debated [74kb]

Previous meetings

17 March 2022

Motions put to the 2022 meeting [74kb]

Committee chair's report to the meeting [88kb]

Minutes of the 2021 annual meeting [99kb]

18 March 2021

There were two presentations by Dr  Alicja Syska & Ursula Canton, and Professor Colin McCaig, on 'finding the silver linings in the cloud':

The annual meeting voted to adopt these motions including agreeing amendments to the ARPS standing orders:

14 February 2019

The 2019 annual meeting was quorate for the first time in two years, so the main focus for the day was on electing an Academic-related, professional services staff committee, and looking to formulate a work plan for the committee for the year ahead.

Motions adopted at the ARPS annual meeting 2019 [45kb]

A presentation of the results of the last survey undertaken of ARPS staff in 2017 [446kb] was made to the meeting.

Lively workshop discussions produced some good feedback from the groups.

ARPS annual meeting 2019


Delegates and general conference arrangements: Sue Bajwa

Last updated: 13 February 2024