We are the Keele University branch of the University and College Union. Keele UCU represents members of academic and professional services staff at Keele University.

Who we are

Keele UCU activities are conducted by the Committee and Section Reps. Find out who we are and what we do.

How we help

Keele UCU supports members of staff at Keele by representing them to senior management, helping resolve conflicts, offering advice and guidance, and lobbying on their behalf.

What we fight for

Keele UCU campaigns for positive change for staff. Find out about our latest campaigns.


Latest Posts

  • Open letter to Vice-Chancellor in relation to USS
    **Update – See VC’s Reply! Dear Vice-Chancellor, We are writing to express our great disappointment and ongoing concern regarding the University’s disinformation effort on the matter of USS. For the second time this month, you stated in an email to all University staff that UUK proposals were adopted in the absence of alternative proposals from UCU. This is categorically and demonstrably false.
  • VC: Thanks for all your hard work – We’re taking your pension away!
    Employers – including our own – have simply decided that, in order to avoid having to pay higher contributions or commit to providing stronger levels of covenant support to the scheme, they would rather betray us and make us poorer in retirement. And not a little bit poorer: the average USS member stands to lose 35% of their take-home retirement income (over £100,000 assuming 15 years in retirement). Read more including about our EGM.
  • Keele UCU Update on USS Pension
    Members may have seen recent updates about the evaluation of the USS pension scheme. Central UCU have promised further updates shortly, but we thought an update would be helpful. Along with other branches and central UCU, Keele UCU believe that neither the USS 2020 valuation nor the governance of USS are fit for purpose. Echoing other branches who have raised these points, we also believe that the behaviour of the Pensions Regulator contradicts its remit…
  • UCU Consultation: OneKeele
    Keele UCU asked its members for comments and views on the communication, handling and impacts of OneKeele. We have drawn on and summarised the main themes and concerns emerging from members’ comments and provide a summary here. This document includes extensive qualitative data gathered from UCU members.
  • Solidarity Statement
    Keele UCU branch offers full support and solidarity to colleagues across the country over recent months who have been taking action over pay (Northern Ireland Further Education); defending jobs, fighting threat of redundancies (University of East London, University of Brighton, Heriot-Watt University, University of Leeds, Leicester University) and fighting for a safe and fair workplace (Northumbria…