University and College Union

University and College Union

UCU - University and College UnionThe National Union

The University and College Union (UCU) is the largest post-school education union in the world, with around 130,000 members.

UCU represents further and higher education staff across the UK. Staff on fixed-term contractsas well as those on permanent contracts are eligible to join, as are postgraduate students.

Why join UCU?
Affiliations

CU nationally supports a number of organisations and campaigns on behalf of members. Affiliations are agreed annually at Congress.

Aberdeen UCU (AUCU)

AUCU negotiates formally with the University on behalf of all staff on grade 5 and above, including postgraduate students.

AUCU is run by a committee of elected members and employs a professional administrator, Susan Melvin. Elections to committee are held annually.