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As a member of the UCU you will be backed by the representation and support from the largest union for university staff in Britain and you will have a chance to voice your concerns and shape our campaigns!

We listen to any issues and concerns that our members have and can offer them a voice at work, expert advice, information and protection.

Effective from 1 October 2017, if you are a PhD student teaching in HEUCU will make your union membership free. The offer is valid for four years (or until a more secure job is achieved).

You can apply online.


Please note that UCU membership includes a number of additional benefits and it is eligible for tax relief. For subscription rates see here.

The University and College Union (UCU) is the professional association and trade union for all academic and professional workers at Imperial College. This includes academic staff, research staff, administrative, computer and library staff graded Professional Level 3a and above.

To find out more about UCU at Imperial, explore our webpages or contact us for an informal chat.