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2021 events

Information about events organised or supported by UCU during 2021.

Tackling stress in the workplace

Stress remains one of the top health and safety hazards in every workplace, and has been amplified by the pandemic and its equality impact. Join speakers from UCU and CWU to discuss how to effectively tackle stress in your workplace.

Community accountability and racial justice

An antiracism for abolitionist times: the webinar will look at the role education institutions play in perpetuating racism.

Rally for a workers' budget

7.30-9pm, 2 March. The night before Rishi Sunak's budget, Jo Grady will join others to demand a workers' budget! As the pandemic rages, unemployment rises and thousands are forced to work in unsafe conditions, unions are campaigning for a pay rise for all our key workers, safe workplaces and decent sick pay for all. Sign up now and save a place at the online rally.

Stand Up To Racism trade union conference

Saturday 27 February 2021, 11.00am to 3.00pm. UCU members speaking include Victoria Showunmi, UCU NEC and black members committee and Naina Kent on challenging the legacy of empire and slavery: decolonise education.

LGBT+ mental health webinar

UCU LGBT+ will host an online event about LGBT+ mental health on Wednesday 17 March 2021, 4.00- 5.30pm.

Saving lives at work - organising in the workplace

Strike school is back, and this time our focus is on Covid-19 health and safety organising!

Mental health and Covid-19 meeting

TUC North West are hosting this meeting live online at 4:30pm - all union members welcome. Guest speakers include UCU president elect Janet Farrar.


The international #WorldAgainstRacism day of action to mark UN anti-racism day is on Saturday 20 March. In Britain events are being organised by the TUC & Stand Up To Racism. After the magnificent protests last year for Black Lives Matter we need to renew our commitment to oppose racism across the world.

Cradle to Grave 2021

2021 Cradle to Grave programme of policy webinars for members under the theme of 'Education and Liberation'.

Love our ARPS

The academic-related, professional services (ARPS) staff committee organised a month of activities to boost ARPS membership and ARPS-focused activities in branches.

Logo for postgraduate researchers with two stylised hands and text: 'UCU: valuing the work of PGRs'

PGRs as staff - the launch of the PGR manifesto

We are holding another event, as part of our 'PGRs as staff' campaign on 1 July 2021.