Join UCU

Why join UCU? Almost 110,000 of your colleagues have chosen to belong to UCU - the largest union and most effective voice for people like you working in post-school education.

UCU is the largest post-school union in the world: a force working for education that your employer and the government cannot ignore. It understands the work you do, and the problems you face. And, of course, the more members UCU has, the more effective the support and protection we offer will be. 

Whether you are an academic, lecturer, trainer, instructor, researcher, administrator, manager, computer staff, librarian or postgraduate from a university, college, prison, adult education or training organisation, UCU is the union for you.

Join UCU online today

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Or join over the phone: 0333 207 0719*

*Lines open 9.15am-4.45pm Mon-Fri. Calls are charged at standard rates; if you have inclusive call minutes or an allowance calls to this number are usually included (please check with your provider).

Joining UCU FAQs

Some common questions about UCU membership.

How much does it cost?

UCU membership can cost as little as 99p per month depending on your earnings.

Joint union memberships

UCU has a number of joint membership arrangements which can help if you need membership of other unions for work that's not within the further or higher education sector.

A day in the life of UCU

Looking at a day in the life of UCU and its members.