Birkbeck UCU | Membership

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Joining UCU

Union membership is more than just an 'insurance policy' in case things go wrong, or a token recognition of the services of the body that negotiates on your behalf. It is an opportunity for 'active citizenship' - one of the ways in which you can contribute to the health and well-being of Birkbeck as an institution, help make it a better place for everyone, and improve its contribution to wider society.

  • You can join online via the national UCU web site . This is the quickest way to become a member of UCU. Paper applications forms take longer to process and you need to post them to UCU HQ - it is best to join online. 
  • Please note there are reduced rates for part-time and lower paid staff, and PhD students who are not earning may join the union free (and can switch each term between paid and unpaid as their status changes).