Academic-related professional staff annual meeting

The term 'academic-related staff' covers a wide range of roles in higher education; information services, computing, support and administration in grades represented by UCU.

Diary date  Thursday 1 March 2018 - Registration is now open!

Venue: UCU head office, Carlow Street, London, NW1 7LH, 10:30 - 16:30

The UCU's annual meeting for academic-related, professional staff will be held on Thursday 1 March at Carlow Street, London, NW1 7LH from 10:30-16:30. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

Morning session will be a panel discussion on Surviving in the modern HE environment'. Representatives from professional associations (ARMA and AUA) will be joining the panel.

The meeting will hear reports on the work of UCU in relation to academic-related staff and discuss motions submitted by branches and local associations. The meeting will provide an opportunity to debate the challenges facing the union in general, and academic-related members in particular. Workshops will address particular issues facing academic-related members and there will also be a number of keynote speakers. There will also be plenty of opportunity to network with colleagues.

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.

The registration form must be completed by branch secretaries or presidents or other officers of the branch on behalf of members wishing to attend the conference.

If you are a current member on the academic-related, professional staff committee you can self-register.

Registration - Deadline Friday 16 February 2018

Click here to register

 


Nominations: deadline Thursday 15 February 2018

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 twice a year and committee members will have their expenses paid. If elections are necessary these will be held at the annual meeting.

Click here for the nomination form [76kb]

Motions: deadline Thursday 8 February 2018

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.

Click here for the motions form [65kb]


 

Previous meetings

1 March 2017

The meeting heard reports on the work of UCU in relation to academic-related staff and discussed motions submitted by branches and local associations. The meeting provided an opportunity to debate the challenges facing the union in general, and academic-related members in particular. Workshops addressed particular issues facing academic-related members and there will also be a number of keynote speakers. There was also plenty of opportunity to network with colleagues.

2 March 2015

The meeting heard reports on the work of UCU in relation to academic-related staff and had the opportunity to discuss motions submitted by branches and local associations.  Guest speaker: Theresa Mellon, Continuous Professional Development Followed by a question and answer session.

Confirmed minutes of the 2015 meeting

5 March 2014

The meeting heard reports on the work of UCU in relation to academic-related staff and discussed motions submitted by branches and local associations. The meeting provides an opportunity to debate the challenges facing the union in general, and academic-related members in particular. There were two workshops on 'professional development' and 'social media', and there are also a number of keynote speakers. There is plenty of opportunity to network with colleagues.

Minutes of the 2014 annual meeting

6 March 2013

The meeting heard reports on the work of UCU in relation to academic-related staff and discussed motions submitted by branches and local associations. There were also be a number of speakers and workshops, with a focus on challenging redundancies and threats to academic-related jobs, and building the union and recruiting and organising academic-related staff. As always, there was plenty of opportunity for networking.

Motions adopted at the academic-related staff annual meeting 2013 [293kb]

21 March 2012

The meeting heard reports on the work of UCU in relation to academic-related staff and discussed motions submitted by branches and local associations. There were also be a number of speakers and workshops and plenty of opportunity for networking.

Motions adopted at the academic-related staff annual meeting 2012 [533kb]

16 March 2011

The meeting heard reports on the work of UCU in relation to academic-related staff and had the opportunity to discuss motions submitted by branches and local associations. There were also a number of speakers and workshops which are likely to include sessions on campaigning in relation to the 2010-11 national claim and USS dispute, funding cuts and fighting redundancies, and outsourcing and privatisation. There was also plenty of opportunity to network with colleagues:

Motions adopted at the academic-related staff annual meeting 2011 [508kb]

10 March 2010

The meeting heard reports on the work of UCU in relation to academic-related staff and discussed motions submitted by branches and local associations. There were also a number of prominent national speakers and workshops on outsourcing, and fighting redundancies, as well as plenty of opportunity to network with colleagues.

Motions adopted at the academic-related staff annual meeting 2010 [1Mb]

11 March 2009

The meeting heard reports on the work of UCU in relation to academic-related staff and discussed motions submitted by branches and local associations. There were also a number of speakers and workshops on workload protection, the 2009 pay claim, UCU's national organising plan in relation to academic related staff and the implications of the new points-based immigration rules. As ever there was also plenty of opportunity to network with colleagues.

Motions adopted at the academic-related staff annual meeting 2009 [1Mb]

5 March 2008

The meeting heard reports from UCU's academic-related staff committee and had the opportunity to discuss motions submitted by branches and local associations. There were also a number of workshops and plenty of opportunity to network with colleagues.

Academic-related meeting, 5 March 2008: motions

October 2007

The inaugural national annual meeting held in October 2007 was a mix of reports, speakers, workshops and motions from branches and local associations all of which were relevant to the issues facing academic-related staff:

Academic-related staff annual meeting 2007: motions passed [12kb]

Workshops included sessions on job evaluation and academic-related staff and the organisation and activity of academic-related staff at a local and regional level:

Academic-related staff annual meeting 2007: action points from the afternoon workshops [20kb]

Last updated: 8 March 2018