Strike action in higher education

Black members' conference

Annual meeting for UCU black members, taking place during the annual UCU equality conference.

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Diary date The annual equality groups conference 2019 will be held in Birmingham at the Conference Aston from Thursday 21 November - 23 November 2019.

The black members' conference will be Friday 22 November from - 14:00 - 17:30.



Branches/local associations are invited to submit up to three appropriate motions relevant to Black members. Motions must have been approved either  by a quorate general meeting, or by a properly constituted meeting of Black members. The deadline for motions is Thursday 31 October 2019.


Nominees to this committee must be in good membership standing, be a Black member, (this being self defined) and be employed with the last 12 months. The deadline for nominations is Thursday 7 November.

General conference information

There is plenty of opportunity throughout the day to network with other colleagues as well as to take part in various workshops  The conference discusses and votes on motions submitted by branches/local associations. The carried motions advise the NEC about the views of black members. Nominations to the committee are also collected and counted during the day.

For any questions specifically about the black member's conference please contact Chris Nicholas.

For general event enquiries contact Sue Bajwa.

Last updated: 6 September 2019