People who are the UCU reps in their local departments are the branch’s lifeblood – and we need more!

  • Reps are the first port of call for other UCU members in your department, including answering basic enquiries and signposting on to further support. Many reps then go on to get involved in supporting members (in different departments) as caseworkers.
  • You are entitled to a number of hours over the year for union duties and activities.
  • There is free training from UCU – which you are entitled to time off to attend – see examples here: https://www.ucu.org.uk/article/4762/All-UCU-training
  • You will also get the satisfaction of making a difference by helping colleagues and being part of the union.

The best way to find out about what’s involved is to talk to an existing rep – see this year’s bunch here

Otherwise, please contact ucu@shu.ac.uk if you want to find out more