And we need investment, now, to protect our future.

Fund the future

Empower and educate

Fund the future: protect education for all

What we want

UCU is the largest trade union for post-16 education professionals in the world. We are standing up for education in response to the Covid-19 crisis and its dramatic impact upon our members and their students.

Our objectives

  • to defend members’ jobs
  • to win increased financial support from government
  • to increase support for a public education system underpinned by fairness, equality, and cooperation.

Our campaign

All the latest from the campaign

Calling for a ‘new deal for higher education’

Ministers of devolved nations respond to a call issued by forty-eight professional academic associations to introduce a 'new deal for higher education'

Scotland, Covid uncertainties and the Brexit black hole

UCU's Mary Senior looks at the distinct impact on Scottish higher education of the Covid-19 crisis against the looming risk of a post-Brexit funding black hole.

Challenging the financial narrative

Andrew McGettigan, highly regarded author and expert on student loan accounting, explains what to look out for when you probing your institution’s financial situation

Unimaginable consequences

The Covid-19 pandemic will have unimaginable financial consequences on the university sector.

Coming soon

  1. PGRs as staff - not students: Wednesday 25 November 12:00-1:30 pm

    PGRs as staff – not students

    Wednesday 25 November 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  2. Day of action: organising disabled workers

    Wednesday 25 November 2020, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  3. Everyday ableism

    Friday 27 November 2020, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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