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University and College Union

The Open University branch of the University and College Union

University and College Union - UCU

Welcome to The Open University Branch of the University and College Union's website (OUBUCU)

Our current campaigns

We have a campaign on the Four Fights dispute: pay, casualisation, workload and equality, with the UCU rising strapline. 

You may find the following pages helpful:

About the branch

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.

If you have a problem at work then we have trained caseworkers who can support you - view our "get help" page

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 want to join UCU, there's information on our Membership page or go to the UCU website

View the Open University's accessibility statement



UCU Reclaim HE event, May 2024

Reclaim Higher Education campaign launch

UCU is holding a Reclaim Higher Education campaign launch event on Thursday 9 May 2024 at 6pm to 7.30pm via Facebook,

7th May 2024
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Executive and AL Reps Committees elections

Executive Committee

10th April 2024
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AGM 2024

Friday, June 7, 2024 - 13:00 to 14:00

Branch meeting July 2024

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 13:00 to 14:00

Branch meeting - September 2024

Wednesday, September 25, 2024 - 13:00 to 14:00

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Join UCU today

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Contact information:

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Phone us on 01908 6(53069) or Deb Shann on Skype for Business or Teams

Call into Room 015, Wilson C block, Walton Hall

Email us