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UCU is the trade union for academic and academic related staff.

Current and recent issues

Go to the QM UCU blog at qmucu.wordpress.com for details on some current issues and ongoing issues. Current national issues are on the national UCU website.

Join UCU

Read the 9 good reasons to join UCU.
You can join online at www.ucu.org.uk/join
Contact the Membership Secretary if you have any questions.
Joint membership is possible if you are already a member of certain other unions. More information is available here.

Getting help and advice on work problems

UCU can help only people who are members. If you are not a member you will need to join UCU before you request advice. If you need advice or help on difficulties that arise between you and QM management or other staff then you should send your membership number and a brief outline of the issue to the personal case co-ordinator at ucu-coordinator@qmul.ac.uk who will then allocate your case to one of the UCU committee members who have been accredited for personal casework. Please note that we may take longer to respond at certain times of the year such as August and official holiday breaks. Don’t leave things to the last minute. The earlier you get in touch the better. More detail and information on other sources of support are available at https://qmucu.wordpress.com/casework/


Free Support Services

Education Support Partnership (formerly Recourse) provides free support services specifically for all staff working in adult, further and higher education. Supported by UCU, ESP complements the work of the union offering information and advice, telephone counselling, online coaching and financial assistance. For more information, click the logo below


Information about UCU at QMUL

What UCU can do for you
What you can do for UCU
Local Committee and other representatives
Minutes of General Meetings, selected correspondence, etc (Archive accessible inside QMUL only)
Rules of QM UCU (Accessible inside QMUL only)

Information about UCU nationally

National UCU web site

Web page published by David Lexton on behalf of QM UCU Committee

Last updated August 24, 2018