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

Protect staff and students: sign the petition calling for fair funding and online learning in higher education!

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.


Covid-19 latest: UKRI must provide more support to PhD students hit hard by Covid


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.