University & College Union at Lancaster
Welcome to Lancaster University UCU. The UCU at Lancaster works hard for all its members to seek fairness and equality in the work environment. The local association of the UCU represents academic and academic-related staff in all aspects of working life and has done so since 1980.
The LUCU Committee consists of volunteer members of staff whose work (on the membership's behalf) includes personal case work, organising general meetings, negotiating terms and conditions with the University, liaison with other Campus Unions, national campaigning and providing information on issues relevant to members.
The easiest way to join UCU is to join online at www.ucu.org.uk/join
Can Postgraduates Join? Yes.
UCU membership is open to postgraduate students planning a career in higher education. If you are an employed postgraduate who is providing or supporting education, training or research, you should apply for full UCU membership. The subscription you pay will be based on your earnings with reduced rates for those on lower incomes. If you are a postgraduate student but not employed, you are eligible for student membership and this category of membership is free while you complete your studies.
Need to Transfer your UCU Membership to Lancaster?
If you are already a UCU member but have previously worked elsewhere and need to transfer your UCU membership to the Lancaster Branch - please contact us directly by emailing our branch administrator email@example.com.
You are asked to take a moment to read the model rules for your local University & College Union
which can be downloaded and read in two formats.
New members should be aware, any legal advice from the UCU can only be given to individuals who were members for at least 90 days prior to the incident they require the help with.
Help with other matters, can not be given where the problem arose immediately prior to joining the union. This information may not be of much comfort to you right now, but we would urge you to join the Union for help and guidance with any problems you may encounter in the future.
We look forward to welcoming you.Home