Strathclyde University & College Union (UCU)

University and College Union (UCU) is the recognised union representing university teachers, researchers and professional staff in the administrative, library and computing services.

It is the merged union of the former Association of University Teachers (AUT) and the Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education (NATFHE).

Personal cases

The union supports members who feel they have been treated in a way that contravenes the University‚Äôs employment policies or national employment law. If you are a member seeking further advice then please email

How to join

UCU is the largest post-school union in the world. We cover universities, colleges, prisons, adult education and other post-16 training providers and our membership includes academics, lecturers, teachers, trainers, instructors, researchers, administrators, managers, computer staff, librarians, postgraduate teaching assistants and other education professionals. To join the union, please follow the guidance offered on the national union website:

Join UCU


Current subscriptions are on a sliding scale according to salary.

There is also a local subscription which is calculated on a sliding scale. Please contact the Strathclyde UCU office ( for details.

Members can opt to pay their subscriptions by direct debit or personal cheque if paying quarterly or annually.

Full details are available on the University and College Union (UCU) website or from the local UCU office.

Members' address

Under Trade Union Legislation we need authority to send ballot and associated material to your work or home address. We prefer to use your work address if possible and ask you to give it in the form.