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Education unions

UCU represents academics, lecturers, trainers, instructors, researchers, university administrators, managers, computer staff, librarians and postgraduate across the UK's universities, colleges, prisons, adult education and training organisations.


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UCU believes every member of staff benefits from being in a trade union, so if we are not the appropriate union for you we suggest you try:

Academic-related staff in post-92 institutions:

Other higher education support staff:

In Scotland it may in some cases be:

Please check with us if you're unsure.


For other workplaces see also the TUC's Union finder

Last updated: 25 March 2020