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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

Calling notice for Executive Committee has been sent to all members

We have sent the calling notice to all OU UCU members for the annual election of our Executive Committee.

12th September 2018

Recording of K McNerney's talk on 28 August

One of our AL reps, Kevin McNerney, did a talk in our Adobe Connect room on 28th August at 6.30pm.

3rd September 2018
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Events

Oct 15

OU UCU All members meeting on workload

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 13:00 to 14:00

OU UCU Training for workload Health and Safety reps

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 14:30 to 17:30

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