The future of our union

Postgraduates employed to teach (including demonstrating) or related work are eligible to free full UCU membership for up to four years.

The need for strong unions in this age of insecurity is as strong as ever so we consider this the right time to energise UCU and build a solid and strong trade union culture both across the Higher and Further Education sector, as well as locally here at Roehampton. All too often younger and new staff have little or no access to professional development support, which is why UCU have expanded the free CPD programme as part of the offer to early career academics.

You can also join UCU if you are a postgraduate student or currently training to teach in post-school education, including PGCE students. This category of membership is free while you complete your studies. If you are not yet working, read more about free student membership.