The UCU office in EC Stoner building is closed, but your UCU reps are still working hard to support everyone. You can contact your local department rep by email for issues affecting members where you work Email email@example.com if you need individual support. (We will only support other UCU members; please encourage all your colleagues to join UCU and don’t leave it too late to get support.) Alternative number to contact the branch administrator while the office is closed because of Covid-19, for working hours only: 07748186958 (This phone will not be answered outside of office hours; please don’t use this number for text (SMS) messages, please email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Leeds UCU needs someone with good design skills to make our local leaflets, stickers and posters more attractive and engaging, both immediately for the forthcoming strikes and more long term too for general resources. Could this be you? Contact email@example.com
Tell us a bit about yourself: I’m an Associate Professor in the Law School, on a teaching and scholarship contract, specialising in legal education. This year, I am also a project leader in LITE (Leeds Institute of Teaching Excellence), working on study abroad. I live in Leeds, walk everywhere (this summer I finished off the Offa’s Dyke Path Walk, along the English/Welsh border), and use all my annual leave to travel! Why did you decide to take an officer role in the union? 2018-19 was my 20th year in post in the University. I’m incredibly proud of working at Leeds and very committed to seeing the university, and the higher education sector, thrive. The amazing solidarity and connections we made during the 2018 USS strike made me realise that UCU has a huge role to play in this, by bringing us together and making our voices and our experience and expertise heard, so I decided to join the committee, and realised that I had skills which might be of use as Vice-President. What does it involve? I’ve only just started, so we’ll see! At the moment, there are a lot of meetings: with each other, with other unions and with … continue reading
Leeds UCU members, please check that UCU has your correct postal address. This is a bit boring but very important. As you’ll have seen from recent UCU emails about pensions and about pay, equality, workload, and job security, we will be balloting for industrial action in September/October. Before then, we need to make sure that our membership records are absolutely correct, so that the union can send the ballot papers to members at the right addresses. Make sure your vote is included! Log on to MyUCU (www.ucu.org.uk/myucu) and check that it shows the postal address that you want ballots sent to. It’s up to you whether you prefer that to be your home or work address. Whilst you are on MyUCU, it’s a good idea to check that your other details are correct. Thank you!
At the UCU University of Leeds branch annual general meeting 16 May 2019 members voted to elect the following members for the branch committee for the academic year 2019-2020. The current committee remains in post until 31 July. The new committee takes over from 1 August. President: Ben Plumpton Vice-president: Chloe Wallace Immediate past president: Vicky Blake Treasurer: Jonathan Saha Honorary secretary: Tim Goodall Membership officer: Alaric Hall Equality officer: Dima Chami Campaigns officer: Lesley McGorrigan Health and safety officer: Neil Maughan Anti-casualisation officer: Arunima Bhattacharya Ordinary committee members: Aisha WalkerAlan RoeAndi RylandsAndrew MallinsonAndy WestBrendon NichollsGabriella AlbertiHugh HubbardKate HardyLata NarayanaswamyLaura Loyola HernandezMark Taylor-BattyMark WalkleyMegan PoveyPaul SteensonRachel WallsSimon Hewitt