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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. 

Sally Hunt, UCU General Secretary

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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.

UCU HE pay and equality dispute

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

Election statements from both candidates in the branch election

We are holding a branch election for a new President on our Executive Committee - members will have received an email from the Electoral Reform Services on 11th October.

Here are election statements from the two candidates:

17th October 2018

OU UCU Workload survey

Excessive workload in parts of the university is often flagged up to us by our reps and caseworkers.

4th October 2018
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Events

Oct 23

OU UCU President's election hustings

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 12:30 to 13:30

Oct 31

Extra Branch meeting

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 12:30 to 13:30

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Join UCU today

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Join by phone on
0333 207 0719

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call into Room 015, Wilson C block.

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