Welcome to Loughborough UCU

Loughborough University and College Union branch (LUCU) works with Loughborough University on policies, procedures and practices that affect the performance and well-being of its members. We are officially recognised as the sole negotiating body for Academic and Academic Related staff. We provide support and advice to our members when they feel that they are not receiving fair, equal and respectful treatment. We work hard to represent members’ interests in areas such as:

We have also contributed to national campaigns and action on issues such as

As such we are keen to be involved in any institutional initiative that may affect our members’ work performance, social life and dignity. 


Signatory of DORA LUCU are proud to be a signatory of DORA, let’s change what we value in research.   Free counselling, support, financial assistance and more available to members through Education Support.

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George Floyd: two years on, what has changed?

The aftermath of the murder of #GeorgeFloyd saw a surge of anti-racist awareness & political activity across the world. In post-16 education many institutions made bold statements of intent with regard to tackling race discrimination.

UCU - University and College Union’s George Floyd online memorial event casts a critical eye over what has happened 2 years after his death. Joan Brown, mother of Osime Brown & Chi Kim Phung will share their stories of discrimination at the hands of the state as experienced by them and their families.

The "George Floyd: Two years on... what has changed?" memorial event will take place on Wed 25 May from 5pm to 6:30pm.

For more information and to register to attend please follow this link: https://ucu.wufoo.com/forms/george-floyd-two-years-on-what-has-changed/

#BlackLivesMatter #BLM #UCU
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Loughborough University UCU
#UCU survey exploring experiences of #PhD students & recent graduates who are #disabled, #neurodivergent, living with a #chronicillness or experience #mentalhealth conditions/issues.

Please fill in the survey to contribute your experiences. Closing date: 12 June: https://yoursay.ucu.org.uk/s3/PhD-disability-experience-survey
Loughborough University UCU
Loughborough University UCU
Come along to UCU - University and College Union's Workload campaign re-launch on Wed 8 June from 4pm. Join UCU General Secretary Dr Jo Grady & incoming President Janet Farrar as we hear from reps from HE & FE & various others speakers on how they are fighting back against excessive workloads. For more info & to register: https://ucu.wufoo.com/forms/ucu-workload-campaign-relaunch-event/
Loughborough University UCU
Loughborough University UCU
De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) have announced 58 staff face the prospect of compulsory redundancy as part of a new restructuring to ‘save money’.
Please sign the petition from DMU UCU: https://www.change.org/p/save-58-jobs-and-support-dmu-s-teaching-and-research-staff
Also join the Twitter storm at 2-2.30pm today (17th May 2022)
#DMUPetition #DMUJobs #StopDMURedundancies
Loughborough University UCU
Loughborough University UCU
Mum and baby muntjac spotted on campus!!! 🦌

Please remember to drive slowly around campus to take extra care of all our amazing wildlife.

📸 Will Whittow
Loughborough University UCU
Loughborough University UCU
Our joint #LboroUCU and Loughborough University statement on #USS pensions has been getting a lot of attention, including this write up from Pensions Expert:


#OneOfUsAllOfUs UCU - University and College Union #UCU #LboroFamily #USSMess


Durham UCU have agreed a joint statement with our employer on USS. Available here: https://t.co/Yx3nzYeZy0

This is not an end - we need and intend to keep pushing collectively to end the destructive cycle in USS, and ensure fair pensions for all. https://t.co/L8ctHhRuM8
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Oh really @USSpensions? There's only one group taking all our pensions right now and that's you, @UniversitiesUK and the VCs who blindly back you in your trashing of the scheme. Thank goodness that @ucu @USSbriefs and many branches like @LboroUCU are fighting back. https://t.co/tghpVjl2vp LboroUCU photo
University employers are threatening to deduct 100% of pay from our members and bring in replacement agency workers

@DrJoGrady has written to Minister  @michelledonelan urging the government to instruct VCs against using these disgusting tactics https://t.co/qBVsWvZSAJ
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🚨Shamefully VCs at some universities are 'locking out' staff participating in a marking boycott & withdrawing 100% of pay.

Others are threatening to bus in scab labour.

Support our branches. Donate to our fighting fund:
https://t.co/fl508i5xcp https://t.co/rEtLufaIoZ
Some of our Inspiring Women Award winners 🎉We loved celebrating the fantastic women in our community. You are the ones who make Maia what is it 💜 https://t.co/5RCJv7KxHs LboroUCU photo
Vice chancellors & senior managers frequently bully & intimidate staff - in these disputes it has been no different

As our branches continue with this marking boycott, they will need all of our support & for us to send a clear message to employers that we are united behind them https://t.co/fXfXo2EiwV

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