Professional & publications

As the key voice of further and higher education in the UK, UCU monitors developments within the profession and develops policy on a wide range of issues that have an impact on our members and the sectors as a whole.

These key issues are detailed in this section.

You will also find links to all of the publications and policy documents produced by UCU for members, activists, branches and local associations across the UK.

Union policy

Our main policy-making body is our annual conference, known as congress, held each year during the spring. Find out more in our Congress section. Occasionally, special meetings of congress may be convened when major issues of importance need debate and policy decision.

Congress is supported by the work of our specialist policy officers and national officials.