Black members' conference

31 August 2021

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

The annual equality groups conference 2022 will be held will be held at Aston Conference Centre, Birmingham Thursday 8 December - Saturday 10 December.

The Black members' conference will be Saturday 10 December 14:00 - 17:30


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Registration deadline is Wednesday 9 November, 5pm.


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.

A form will be available at the beginning of September

Deadline for motions: Thursday 17 November


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.

A form will be available at the beginning of September.

The deadline for nominations is Thursday 24 November, 5pm



Email us if you would like to join UCU's network for black members.

Diary date

The black members' conference was held on Saturday 4 December 14:00 - 17:00

Speakers included:

  • Gary Younge, journalist, author and Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester 
  • Jason Arday,  Associate Professor of Sociology



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 either during the day or the following few days. 

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

For general event enquiries contact Sue Bajwa.

Last updated: 14 June 2022