Essex UCU, a branch of University and College Union, is formally recognised by the University of Essex management to represent all staff employed within the university at grade 7 and above (academics, academic-related, professional services staff and ALs/GLAs). We are a vibrant, active branch here at University of Essex, with many hundreds of members.
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. Click here to learn more!
UCU marking and assessment boycott 2023
Read our information on the local hardship fund.
UCU Rising strike action 2022-23
- frequently asked questions for students and non-striking staff,
- frequently asked questions for striking staff,
- information on the local and national hardship funds.