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Academic-related, professional staff committee

The voice of academic-related professional staff in UCU.

The academic-related, professional staff (ARPS) committee has responsibility to advise and make recommendations to the national executive committee on any issues arising specifically from or related to the employment of members in academic-related roles.

The committee meets three times a year and is also responsible for the organisation of the academic-related staff national annual meeting. The ARPS committee is a special employment interest committee constituted under UCU rule 24.1.

Branch recruitment materials available for academic related, professional staff

ARPS 'five reasons to join' poster The committee has been busy designing and producing new materials that can be used in branches to attract and recruit academic related, professional staff members working in universities.
Branches can select the most relevant poster and request printed copies by contacting Martin Whelton in the campaigns team.

Academic-related and professional staff: 'five reasons to join' recruitment poster [58kb]
Academic-related staff recruitment poster [222kb]
Professional staff recruitment poster [222kb]

Academic-related news Keeping in contact

Regular updates on our work will appear in our newsletter. If you wish to contribute to the newsletter or be on the mailing list, contact Jenny Lennox.


Tim Barrett, University of Bath (chair)
Sunil Banga, Lancaster University
Kamie Kitmitto, University of Manchester
Kaye Miller, Cranfield University
Marianne Reilly, University of Dundee
Paul Siddall, University of Essex

NEC members 
Dave Anderson, University of Glasgow   
Vicky Blake, University of Leeds

Email contact for committee:

Jenny Lennox is secretary to the committee and the national official with responsibility for academic-related members.

Last updated: 1 December 2017