The Open University branch of the University and College Union
Ballots have been posted in hard copy for the National Executive Committee election which closes on 2 March. The NEC comprises the Higher Education Committee and Further Education Committee. Our branch is considered to be in the South England region for voting and the deadline for voting is 2nd March, please return your ballot paper several days before. If you haven't received a ballot paper by now, please contact UCU for a replacement using the online form.
The OU branch committee usually does not make recommendations about elections. Officers and members are not allowed to use official UCU channels to canvass for candidates. However, you can always contact officers and other members privately to ask for their personal views.
There are currently three broad groups within UCU as well as many unaligned candidates. The websites for the groups are here:
The Open University has two candidates standing for election this year.