Join UCU

UCU represents a wide range of staff at all stages of their careers in the UK’s higher education and research establishments. All academic and related staff, whether in pre- or post-1992 institutions, are eligible to join. Those members of staff catered for include:

  • academics
  • researchers (including Medical Research Council staff)
  • administrators
  • computer staff
  • librarians
  • postgraduates employed to do teaching or related work.

How can I join?

Becoming a member is easy, simply visit the UCU website.

Our frequently asked questions may also help you to make your decision to join.

If you are already a member of another union consult the Joining the UCU FAQ to check dual membership at discounted rate e.g. Nurse.

Existing members of the union are also available to talk to you if you would like further information. Contact us to arrange to speak to someone.

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UCU is the largest trade union and professional association for academics, lecturers, trainers, researchers and academic-related staff working in further and higher education throughout the UK.

Visit the national site at  http://www.ucu.org.uk/