The Open University branch of the University and College Union
As part of the UCU Build the union campaign - members can volunteer to be a UCU contact - read more about what is involved or register to be a UCU contact on the UCU Build the union website.
The executive committee consists of the branch officers and 12 ordinary members who are elected once a year by ballot of the membership, plus a few ex-officio members and a limited number of co-opted members. The executive committee is responsible for the day to day running of the branch and determines the composition of our negotiating teams. The executive also sets up working groups, which usually consist of executive members but sometimes include other members. Click here to view the current Executive Committee.
The AL reps are elected once a year by our AL members in each region. They are points of contact, and local representatives for ALs, and collectively they function as the AL reps’ committee, which plays an important role in advising the branch executive committee on matter relating to AL employment. Click here to view the current OU UCU AL reps Committee.
|East Midlands R05, Nottingham||Brendan Quinn|
|North West R08, Manchester||Elaine Walker|
|Wales R10, Cardiff||Dave Middleton|
|Scotland R11, Edinburgh||Please get in touch if you could be the UCU contact in Edinburgh.|
|Ireland R12, Belfast||Philip O'Sullivan|
We would like UCU members to become departmental representatives/UCU contacts and on the Open University campus, we have the following reps/contacts, if you would like to be a Departmental UCU rep then please contact the UCU Office on 53069 (Deb Shann on Microsoft Lync) or firstname.lastname@example.org. If your OU unit/department is not listed then we do not have a rep or contact in that unit, please get in touch if you could volunteer to take on this role.
|Academic Services||Steven Collis|
|Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)||Caitlin Adams, Chris Williams, Alison Penn (home worker), Theresa Nolan, Ros Crone (History department) and Jerome de Henau (Economics department)|
|Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)||Kristen Reid|
|Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)||Ben Mestel, Alan Turing Building, John Busvine, Jennie Lee building and Kit Power|
|Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies (WELS)||Severine Hubscher-Davidson, Wayne Taylor, Caroline Holland and Alison Higgs|
|LTI (Learning & Teaching Innovation)
||Lesley McGrath (was CICP)
Gill Clough (was IET)
|Research & Academic Strategy||Helen Bowes-Catton|
We are interested in hearing from any other members who are interested in becoming UCU health and Safety representatives - currently these people are Health & Safety reps for the branch.
Lesley Kane who is an AL in Region 7 and 13
Peter Piper, who is an AL in Region 7.
John Peters, who is an AL in Region 7.
We are pleased to report that we now have 4 Union Learn reps who were trained in March 2018.
Richard Bradbury, AL
Friday Jones, AL
The names of our new Workload reps will be added to this page shortly.