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University and College Union

The Open University branch of the University and College Union

University and College Union

OU branch of the University and College Union

Welcome to The Open University Branch of the University and College Union's website (OUBUCU).

If you are employed in an academic (including Associate Lecturer), Academic-Related, Research or Research Student role by The Open University, UCU is the Union for you.  We represent all staff in those grades. This means that we have an important role to play in protecting YOUR interests and YOUR employment – salary, conditions, professional concerns, and individual problems. 

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Nationally, the University and College Union (UCU) represents over 110,000 academics, lecturers, trainers, instructors, researchers, managers, administrators, computer staff, librarians and postgraduates in universities, colleges, prisons, adult education and training organisations across the UK.

Word cloud of things UCU can help you with at work.

Get help

If you have a problem at work then we have trained caseworkers who can support you.

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Campaigns

UCU campaigns for improvements in the pay and conditions of further and higher education staff across the UK and for the provision of high quality education opportunities. Currently involved in the national UCU Higher Education pay and equality dispute.

News

Professor Tim Blackman

Branch announcement on VC appointment

UCU Executive Committee notes that Professor Tim Blackman has been appointed as new VC. We welcome him back to the OU following his four years as VC of Middlesex University, and congratulate him on his appointment.
 

16th May 2019
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General Secretary election

The election for UCU General Secretary opened on Monday 29th April and closes at noon on Thursday 23rd May 2019.

There are three candidates who have websites at the following addresses and we have provided their Twitter account names.

7th May 2019
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Events

Jun 6

OU UCU Effective Negotiating and Bargaining training

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:30 to 17:30

Jun 13

OU UCU Branch meeting

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 12:30 to 13:30

Sep 18

OU UCU Branch meeting

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 12:30 to 13:30

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call into Room 015, Wilson C block.

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