The future of our union

Postgraduates employed to teach (including demonstrating) or related work are eligible to free full UCU membership.

The need for strong unions in this age of insecurity is as strong as ever and we think this is an exciting chance to energise UCU and build a trade union culture in places where it doesn’t currently exist. Also too often younger and new staff have little or no access to professional development support so that’s why we are expanding our free CPD programme as part of the offer to early career education staff.  More information.

You can also join if you are a postgraduate student at the university, planning a career in higher education (but not an employed postgraduate student). This category of membership is free while you complete your studies. If you are not yet working – read more about free student membership.