Member networks

UCU member networks

UCU has a number of networks that enable members working in specific roles or who belong to specific groups of membership to keep in touch and help national UCU monitor and develop policy.

Some of these networks have formal roles within UCU's structure, which include having elected advisory committees and annual meetings.

Academic-related professional staff

UCU is the voice for academic-related professional staff working in UK higher education.

Adult, youth and community education staff

Information for UCU members working in adult and community education.

Agency workers

UCU represents agency workers operating within UK further education. Although there are no formal networks you can find more information on your rights and regulations here.

Equality

UCU has active networks for black, LGBT, disabled and women members.

Fixed-term, part-time and hourly paid staff

Fixed-term and hourly paid staff are faced with job insecurity which blights our further and higher education systems, bringing with it inefficiency, inequality and personal stress. Alongside this, part-time staff are too frequently not being employed on pro-rata pay and terms and conditions of service.

Health educators

UCU is the largest trade union recognised by higher education employers with national collective bargaining rights for health educators.

MRC, NIBSC and Imanet staff

UCU represents staff employed by the Medical Research Council, National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, and GE Healthcare (Imanet).

Prison education staff

Prison education is the unsung part of post-school education. It plays a crucial role in work with offenders and the prevention of re-offending. Its lecturers work often work in the most difficult of situations, often with less support or respect.

Young members in UCU

Information for young members in UCU, including access to support and career development resources, as well as information for those wishing to get more involved.