The Open University 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.
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.
If you have a problem at work then we have trained caseworkers who can support you.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:30 to 17:30
Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 12:30 to 13:30
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 12:30 to 13:30
Join by phone on
0333 207 0719