We all need support sometimes. Find out how to get support when you need it. Information, workplace problems, individual support, sexual harassment helpline, legal advice and more.

The latest reports from elected reps on workplace issues, consultations, disputes, agreements, and collective decisions, plus more detailed information and comment on key issues.

Find out about joining the trade union for academic and academic-related (professional and managerial) staff, including postgraduate students who teach, at the University of Leeds.

Update your membership details on ‘My UCU’. Employer, pay, contract type, home address, workplace and equality data. Accurate information is vital for an organised and active union.

Find out how we all work together as a union to democratically agree how to improve our working lives, how to make your voice heard, and who our current elected representatives are.

What can you do to help or support colleagues? Here are some practical ways you can support others in the union or strengthen our collective actions by demonstrating your support.

The ABC of USS – a guide to the jargon that surrounds our pension scheme

Graph showing value of fund rising way above the benefits payable

A is for Assets, but also for Assumptions.

In the Universities Superannuation Scheme pension (USS), the assets are held as investments, mostly in stocks and shares but also partially in Gilts (see ‘G’) and in other asset classes. The USS pension scheme assets are currently valued at around £78bn and were posted at around £68bn in the last published scheme accounts.

Read the full ABC of USS

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