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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.

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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

Executive Committee statement on the attacks in New Zealand

The OU UCU Executive Committee would like to express its sorrow and outrage at the recent terror attack in New Zealand.

18th March 2019

UCU and UNISON letter to the OU Vice Chancellor about USS

UCU and UNISON have submitted a joint letter to the university today about how employers can help to resolve the USS pensions dispute.

21st February 2019
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Events

Mar 18

Open Meeting, the OU in Scotland - Everyone Welcome!

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 12:30 to 13:30

Room 1, The OU in Scotland, Edinburgh office

Mar 21

Open Meeting with Nita Sanghera

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 13:00 to 14:00

Decolonising the curriculum in our distance learning environment

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 14:00 to 15:00

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