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People, reps & committees

  • UCU Contacts
    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 at this address:
  • Branch Executive Committee 2016-17
    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. Please follow the link over on the left for more information about current negotiating/working groups.

    Click here to view the current Exec >>

  • Associate Lecturer Representatives 2016-17
    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.
    The list of AL reps is on a separate page.
  • Regional/national Centre Representatives
    The Open University is closing seven of its English Regional centres and the closure dates have been added to the table below.
    London R01 - NOW CLOSEDClosed - January 2017
    South R02 - NOW CLOSED Please contact the UCU office to be put in touch with the UCU contact in Oxford,
    South West R03, Bristol (closing August 2017)Liz White
    West Midlands R04 - NOW CLOSEDClosed - February 2017
    Martina Gibbons (Homeworker)
    East Midlands R05, NottinghamBrendan Quinn
    East of England R06, Cambridge (closing August 2017)Please get in touch if you can be the UCU rep or publicity contact in Cambridge.
    Yorkshire R07 - NOW CLOSEDClosed - April 2017
    North West R08, ManchesterElaine Walker
    North R09 - NOW CLOSEDClosed - February 2017
    Wales R10, CardiffCeri Phillips
    Scotland R11, EdinburghPlease get in touch if you can be the UCU contact in Edinburgh.
    Ireland R12, Belfast & DublinPhilip O'Sullivan
    South East R13

  • Departmental Representatives at Walton Hall
    We are encouraging Union members to become departmental representatives and so far on the Open University campus, we have the following reps/publicity 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

    As part of the UCU initiative to "build the union" - we want to recruit members as Contacts and you can read about this role at:
    Academic Policy & Governance (APG)
    Academic Services Christina Anderson
    Business Development Unit (BDU)
    Development Office
    External Engagement
    Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)Caitlin Adams, Chris Williams, Meridian & Alison Penn, R01
    Faculty of Business & Law (was OUBS)Wendy Crane
    Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Geoff Bradshaw, Simon Sheridan, Ben Mestel, Alan Turing Building and John Busvine, Jennie Lee building
    Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies (WELS)Theresa Nolan, Severine Hubscher-Davidson, Wayne Taylor and Caroline Holland
    Human Resources
    ITKate Servant and Julian Ziegler
    LTI (Learning & Teaching Innovation)
    (Replaces, CICP, LT Centre, Library Services, OMU, IET and LTS)
    Lesley McGrath (was CICP)
    Kyren Burns (was LTS)
    Amanda Closier (was Library Services)
    Gill Clough (was IET)
    Research & Academic Strategy
    Strategy & Information Office
    University Secretary's Office (USO)
    Vice Chancellor's OfficeMeridian
  • Health and Safety reps

    Lesley Kane who is an AL in Region 7 and 13
    Glynn Goddard, who is an AL in Region 5.
    Peter Piper, who is an AL in Region 7.
    Ceri Phillips who works at the OU in Wales office in Cardiff
    John Peters, who is an AL in Region 7.

    Health and safety web page

    We are interested in hearing from any other members who are interested in becoming UCU health and Safety representatives