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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.

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

USS Pension justice

USS, Pay and Equality

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 USS Pensions plus the pay and equality dispute.

News

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AL Newsletter issue3

Our AL reps Committee have produced another issue of our AL newsletter, view newsletter.

23rd April 2021

Associate Lecturer survey results

We have now shared the results of our Associate Lecturers (AL) Survey with all members, view the report.

20th April 2021
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Events

May 24

Book Club meeting

Monday, May 24, 2021 - 19:30 to 20:30

Jun 3

AGM June 2021

Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

Jul 22

Branch meeting July 2021

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

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Join by phone on
0333 207 0719

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Phone us on 01908 6(53069) or Deb Shann on Skype for Business

Call into Room 015, Wilson C block, Walton Hall

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