Congress vote

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 2018

UCU Congress 2018 will be in Manchester from 30 May - 1 June 2018

The deadline for submission of motions for Congress 2018 is 12 noon on Friday 16 March.

The deadline for submission of amendments to Congress motions is 12 noon on Friday 4 May.

Information Under rule 16.11, the following UCU branches/local associations have passed motions at quorate general meetings requisitioning a special Higher Education Sector Conference to discuss the USS dispute (20 required):

  1. Queen's University Belfast
  2. University of Liverpool
  3. Keele University
  4. University of Sheffield
  5. Newcastle University
  6. University of Exeter
  7. University of Warwick
  8. University College London
  9. Dundee University
  10. University of Leeds
  11. University of Edinburgh
  12. Goldsmiths, University of London
  13. University of Bath
  14. University of Oxford
  15. University of Cambridge
  16. King's College London
  17. Birkbeck, University of London
  18. SOAS University of London
  19. University of Strathclyde
  20. University of York


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:

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