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About the Branch

UCU (University and College Union)

UCU is the largest trade union and professional association for academics, lecturers, trainers, researchers and academic-related staff working in further and higher education throughout the UK. it was formed in 2006 by the amalgamation of the Association of University Teachers and NATFHE – The University  and College Lecturers’ Union.

Join us

As a branch our main work revolves around supporting staff. Issues at work need not be faced alone; our members have access to advice and representation provided by our local branch, with additional support from the UCU’s regional and national resources, including access to the best legal advice available.

Each year we support in the region of 100 members of staff at the University of Leicester dealing with issues such as Capability and Ill health, Redundancy, Performance Management and Collective Grievances.

Our branch is only as strong as its membership. The more members we have, the more influence we can exert.

Join UCU online today 

Choose ‘standard full membership’ to activate the free membership offer option.

Or join over the phone: 0333 207 0719*

*Lines open 9.15am-4.45pm Mon-Fri. Calls are charged at standard rates; if you have inclusive call minutes or an allowance calls to this number are usually included (please check with your provider).