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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.

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If you have a problem at work then we have trained caseworkers who can support you.

One day without us event February 2017


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.


OU Branch of UCU AL reps committee

Calling notice for nominations to our AL Reps Committee

It's the time of year to re-elect our branch's AL reps. AL members can self-nominate if they wish to stand for election.

21st September 2017
OU Branch of UCU Executive Committee in 2014

Calling notice for nominations to our Executive Committee

It is the time of year once again to start the process of electing our UCU branch officers and committee members.

13th September 2017
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Nov 14

OU UCU Executive Committee meeting

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 09:30

Branch Annual General meeting (AGM)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 12:30

B232, 2nd floor, Wilson B Block

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