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Covid-19 (coronavirus):
UCU has produced advice for members. Read the latest UCU operational note here.  Find more information and updates here.

Research and scholarship

UCU campaigns for increased funding for UK research, and for the maintenance of the link between research and teaching in higher education.

Email network

UCU has an email network for members interested in issues to do with research policy and funding. If you are interested in joining it please contact Rob Copeland.

Consultation - the 'concordat' & support for research careers

More than 4,000 people participated in this survey to inform UCU's response to the Concordat consultation.

Research Excellence Framework

Information for branches and members on the new Research Excellence Framework.

Open Access

UCU as a union supports moves toward open access publication.

Archive: RAE 2008

UCU repeatedly reiterated its policy of opposition to the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) - a mechanism by which a large portion of higher education funding was allocated.