Subscriptions

The subscription year commences on 1 September each year. Strength in Numbers

Members pay a combined national and local subscription (except for retired, attached and postgraduate student members – see below). We recommend that subscriptions should be paid by Direct Debit.

Join online

For existing members, if you are currently paying your subscription by another method and wish to transfer to Direct Debit please contact ucu@ed.ac.uk who will provide you with the appropriate form. The deductions by Direct Debit can be collected monthly, quarterly or annually. Deductions will be at the appropriate rate for which the member qualifies.

The membership subscription rates for the appropriate salary bands are set out below showing annual and monthly rates. The rates in brackets exclude the political fund element (1% of the national subscription).

Joint BDA, BOS, CSP, RCM, RCN, SCP, SOR please see the UCU website here.

Income tax relief can be claimed on your subscription – details here.

UCU Subscription Rates 2015-16

NEW SUBSCRIPTION RATES
Current Salary National monthly Local monthly Total monthly rate Total annual rate
£60,000 & above (F0) £23.38 (£23.15) £3.61 £26.99 (£26.76)   £323.88 (£321.12)
£40,000 – £59,000 (F1) £21.31 (£21.10) £3.61 £24.92 (£24.71) £299.04 (£296.52)
£30,000 – £39,999 (F2) £19.37 (£19.18) £2.23 £21.60 (£21.41) £259.20 (£256.92)  
£20,000 – £29,999 (F3) £18.28 (£18.10) £1.91 £20.19 (£20.01) £242.28 (£240.12)
£10,000 – £19,999 (F4) £11.14 (£11.03) £1.67 £12.81 (£12.70) £153.72 (£152.40)
£5,000 – £9,999 (F5) £5.05 (£5.00) £0.78 £5.83 (£5.78) £69.96 (£69.36)
Below £5,000 (F6) £1.00 (£0.99) £0.37 £1.37 (£1.36) £16.44 (£16.32)

Retired members

National monthly Local monthly Total annual rate
£2.67 (£2.64) Nil £32.04 (£31.68)

Attached members

National monthly Local monthly Total annual rate
£2.67 (£2.64) Nil £32.04 (£31.68)
Attached unemployed seeking employment (for 1 year from date of becoming an attached member Nil Nil

Postgraduate Student members

Postgraduate Student members pay only the appropriate national subscription rate. No local subscription will be charged.

Payment methods

Payment is made:

  • By monthly, quarterly or annual Direct Debit from a personal bank account.
  • By cheque (made payable to ‘University & College Union’) for the full annual amount payable in September/October 2014 for the full year, or the appropriate pro-rata amount if joining UCU later in the session 2014-15.  Cheques should be sent to:

University & College Union
Membership Department
Carlow Street
London
NW1 7LH

Leaving the University

If you are leaving the University, it would be appreciated if you could please send an e-mail to Susan Anderson (Administrative Officer) at ucu@ed.ac.uk.