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Academic-related, professional services staff committee

20 November 2007

The voice of academic-related, professional services staff in UCU.

The academic-related, professional services 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.

Academic-related news The newsletter for academic-related, professional services staff in higher education:

Current committee 2022-23

Chair - Amy Ryall, Open University
Vice chair - Chloe Nast, Goldsmiths, University of London
Alice Corble, University of Sussex
Estelle Hart, Swansea University
Rebecca Lewis, SOAS
Fiona McGarry, Queen's University Belfast
Eleanor Madley, University of Sheffield
Lauren Sandford, University of Liverpool
NEC rep - Ann Gow, University of Glasgow
NEC rep - Sally Pellow, University of Reading

Branch recruitment and organising materials

ARPS logo The committee has produced materials to support the work happening in branches to recruit and organise ARPS staff in universities. The branch guidance suggests ways that you can approach, organise and communicate with ARPS members, and the manifesto, flyer and poster are the resources you can use to support that work.
 
Branches can select the most relevant poster and request printed copies by contacting Martin Whelton in the campaigns team.

Organising ARPS members - branch guidance [208kb]

ARPS manifesto [302kb]

ARPS recruitment flyer [126kb]

ARPS recruitment poster [55kb]


Keeping universities running during the pandemic - the importance of ARPS staff


Improving the terms and conditions for academic-related and professional services staff - submitting a claim

In response to issues raised during surveys of ARPS members, the ARPS committee, with input from the 2020 ARPS annual meeting, have put together a model claim for branches to submit to their institutions.

The claim document includes a proposed timetable for an accompanying campaign around the claim, as well as a model letter to send in with the claim:

Branches are encouraged to consider submitting an ARPS-specific claim, having consulted with members. A model survey has been created to support consultation. Branches wishing to access the survey should contact Jenny Lennox, bargaining and negotiations official.

    Meeting dates 2021-22

    • 9 September 2021
    • 3 February 2022
    • 17 March 2022 (annual meeting)
    • 21 April 2022

    Keeping in contact

    Email contact for committee is: academicrelated@ucu.org.uk

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

    Last updated: 13 May 2022