UCU Local – What the branch does at UoM

UCU represents members locally in the following ways

  • Casework – contact ucu@manchester.ac.uk if you would like to be assigned a caseworker.
  • Negotiation – We meet with the employer formally and informally.
  • Representation – If you want to raise items with UCU anonymously use this form.


  • UMUCU is one of the largest regional branches, with strong member engagement. 
  • As a branch our members meet between 4-8 times per year. 
  • The branch AGM is usually held in June and terms for the exec run for one year from August.
  • We regularly email and consult with our membership. 
  • Members can submit motions to direct branch policy, ideally 2 weeks before a meeting to the branch account ucu@manchester.ac.uk 
  • The UMUCU Branch Officers of the branch executive committee are elected each year and their terms are for one year. The executive committee also includes ordinary members and co-opted members.