This page will feature local events of interest to UCU members.  For national UCU events, visit their website.

October 2012 

As agreed at the AGM this year, Keele UCU have sponsored (along with North Staffs Public and Commercial Services Union) the joint meeting that the North Staffs Trades Council  and the North Staffs Pensioners’ Convention have organised to discuss alternatives to the government’s current economic strategy. The meeting  – “A Fairer North Staffordshire – Debating the Alternatives to Cuts and Privatisation” – will be held at the Potteries Museum Theatre on Tuesday 9th October 2012 @ 6.30pm

Dot Gibson (General Secretary of the National Pensioners Convention), Mark Serwotka (General Secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union) and Roger Seifert (Professor of Industrial Relations at the University of Wolverhampton) have confirmed that they will take part. Further speakers to be confirmed. To reserve seats, email

25 May 2012

On Friday 25th May from 11am – 4pm UCU is offering Gender Identity equality training event at City College Coventry. More information and online registration is available at

28 April 2012

As you may have seen in our April Newsletter there is a Workers’ Memorial ceremony in Hanley on Saturday (see the NSTUC blog for details) to remember the dead and fight for the health and saftey rights of the living.

24 March 2012

The North Staffordshire Campaign Against Racism and Fascism (NorSCARF) are working with local community groups to organise a multicultural and anti-racism event with interesting stalls, workshops and speakers. More details on the event.

June 2011

University Well-being Week 6-10th June. Keele UCU have organised sessions on bullying and the laughter workshop – see Well-being Week programme and also detail on the news section of this website.