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Annual congress & sector conference

UCU's supreme policy-making body of the union is its annual congress. Congress includes separate annual meetings of UCU's further and higher education sector conferences, where policy particular to these areas is decided.

In addition, special sector conferences are sometimes called between the annual congress meetings in order to pass policy on specific urgent matters.

UCU Congress 2016

Congress 2016 will be held in Liverpool at the ACC Liverpool from Wednesday 1 June - Friday 3 June.


Branch and local association representation at both the annual congress and any special sector conference is based on member numbers, with smaller branches forming an aggregation which has the right to send a delegate:

Standing orders and rules

All conferences are governed by a set of standing orders and rules:

UCU in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland also have annual conferences in order to pass policy on specific national issues.

Special meeting of the Further Education Sector Conference (FESC)

A requisition under rule 16.11 for a special meeting of FESC was received on 14 March 2016. In line with a UCU Congress decision to publish a running total of such requisitions we can report that the total number is currently: 14  
[last update: 8 April 2016]