NEWS - 2019


For updates and news from Sussex UCU Exec from March 2020 onwards, see our webpage's blog.

UCU Higher Education Sector Conference was held on Sunday 26th May 2019.


Full list of motions is available to view here



Following the consultation with members, UCU agreed to suspend industrial action while a Joint Expert Panel looked at the viability of the pensions fund. 

JEP's initial report is has been welcomed by UCU nationally and the full report can be seen here.

Sussex University and the hostile environment

It has recently been made clear that successive UK governments have been fostering a 'hostile environment' for migrants, people of colour, and Muslims.


In light of this, Sussex UCU are calling for the Vice Chancellor, Adam

Tickell’s commitment to end the hostile environment at University of



Please read and sign this petition to support the campaign.


Say No to Excessive Workloads

UCU's campaign against the rising stress levels and workloads in HE is ongoing. More information is available here:

UCU's Policies and Campaigns

UCU's policy hub, containing details of all national campaigns, is available here:

Click here to link to the latest national UCU campaigns and events