Postgraduate Researchers

The future of our union

Membership options

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

UCU also has a free ‘student’ membership option for PGRs who are not currently formally employed in GTA work.


PGRs within SUCU

We have an active community of PGRs within the branch, and as of 2022-23, there are 3 PGRs on the branch committee. The anti-casualisation network acts as a central organising hub for our PGR members.



As a result of the outcome of negotiations with the University that arose out of the 2022 marking boycott, the University agreed to negotiate with SUCU on matters around casualisation. As such, the SUCU Anti-Casualisation Network is in the process of putting together a set of anti-casualisation demands that the University has already committed to negotiate.

To get involved with this process, join the anti-casualisation network now!