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  • UCU is the trade union for postgraduate students, academic & academic-related staff. We work together to defend your rights, improve your pay &working conditions & ensure management listen to your views.
  • Membership gives you a voice in how your union & university are run. We are a democratic union –officers are elected annually & our policies are decided by all members at meetings on campus.
  • We campaign for a more equal university & an end to bigotry, discrimination & the gender pay gap. We are proud to stand up for international students & workers, against racism & xenophobia on campus & beyond.
  • We are fighting for balanced workloads & job security. This year, UCU members across the UK are taking strike action to defend your future pension scheme. When we stand together, we win.
  • In recent years we have worked with other unions to win a 20% pay rise for the lowest paid staff, scholarships for refugees & over £40k in back-pay for postgrads & other hourly-paid staff at Bath.
  • Individual support: whether it’s workplace or personal issues, we provide individual representation & legal advice & signpost to counselling,coaching &financial support.
  • Meet other postgraduates at regular events & develop your career with free development courses,including grant application writing, assertiveness skills & time management.
  • We are the biggest post-secondary education union in the world, with over 100,000 members, including postgraduates, lecturers,researchers,administrators & librarians.
  • We believe that education is a right for all, not a privilege for the few. We oppose marketisation & tuition fees & we campaign for increased public funding to build an education system that enables everyone to reach their potential.
  • Membership for postgraduate students is FREE! Join today:

Download the Bath UCU Postgraduate leaflet here