The University and College Union (UCU) is the largest trade union and professional association for academic and academic-related staff working in Further (FE) and Higher Education (HE) in the UK. Its members include academics, researchers, professors, professional services staff, teaching assistants and postgraduate students.


The UCU is affiliated to the Trades Union Congress (TUC), and sends delegates to its annual congress and to its women’s and black members, disabled and LGBT conferences. The Union is not affiliated to any political party. You can find out more about the history of UCU in this dedicated website.


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