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Stress toolkit

10 May 2007

Stress is a major concern for staff in further and higher education. Rising workloads, poor management culture, excessive audit and inspection, job insecurity and poor facilities have all contributed to rising concern over stress and its causes.

Webinar: tackling stress in the workplace

Breakfast briefings Breakfast briefings:

A series of webinars for UCU reps on health and safety issues. You can catch up with the whole series here.


Downloadable guidance

It's your time - UCU workload campaign 2018
See also:
It's your time - UCU's workload campaign


  • UCU health and safety adviceline
    Branch/LA officers and safety reps who need further advice on the issue of work-related stress at their institution can contact the health and safety advice line.
    More information on health and safety advice line...
  • Education Support
    In addition to speaking to their UCU rep, members who need counselling, support, financial assistance and more can contact Education Support'.
    More information from Education Support
  • Personal injury
    If you think you have a personal injury claim (including workplace stress) you can email UCU at and one of our advisers will contact you to obtain the relevant information before making the referral to one of our panel firms.
    Find more information here.


Other resources

Last updated: 8 May 2024