This is your union and there are many ways that you can get involved. Our strength as a union on campus is directly related to the support and involvement of individual members.
Professional Researchers' Network
Following the success of a recent University and College Union (UCU) Half-Day Workshop for Researchers which was held at Lancaster, a professional researchersí network has been set up and is being facilitated by UCU. The networking group is open to UCU and non UCU researchers and aims to:
- provide a forum for the discussion of matters of interest or concern to staff on research contracts and create momentum for positive improvements to be made at Lancaster
- raise the visibility of researchers at Lancaster
- enable researchers to network informally and support each other
All researchers are invited to attend the networking sessions which are expected to take place on a Friday lunchtime once a month. A range of topics of interest to researchers at Lancaster are being discussed.
Further Information: Researchers' Network Information and Campaign Pages
Please don't hesitate to contact the UCU branch administrator Louise Banton for enquiries about the Professional Researchers' Networking Group.
Join the Casework Team
You may find you want to help others in need of advice and guidance, in which case, you should become a Caseworker. This is an extremely rewarding area of work and you'd be joining a team of caseworkers here at Lancaster who support individual members. More details of how you can do this are given below:
Become a UCU Departmental Rep
You may be interested in becoming a departmental rep. We're currently looking to increase the number of departmental reps that we have across campus - so if you'd like more information, please contact our branch administrator Louise Banton.