About

UCU Edinburgh is the only trade union entitled to represent academic and academic-related staff at the University of Edinburgh.
• Lecturing and research staff
• Library, administration and computing staff
• UoE grades 6-10 and postgraduates
are eligible to join UCU

Subscriptions include a local element

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UCU: you’re better off with us!


• Representation if you have a problem at work – last year we won more than £7million in legal settlements for our members

• Negotiation of your pay and conditions
• Lobbying to improve the status of further and higher education staff

We Are:


• The largest community of academic professionals in the UK

• A vibrant democratic community improving the working lives of education staff
• The voice of our profession to government and employers

Campaigning on Your Behalf:

• Defending your pay and conditions
• Defending access to public education
• Making the case for more funding for education
• Lobbying for greater status and professional support for educators

Helping You Build Your Career:

• CPD training including classroom management, voice care, and getting published
• Our ‘Early Careers Guide For New Staff’ free to members
• Access to all our professional publications including our magazine ‘UC’, our specialist networks for young members, fixed term staff, prison educators, adult educators and researchers

A Day in the Life of UCU
This is what we do!
UCU produced a video to highlight the diversity of UCU members and the important work they – and we do.
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