Hustings for General Secretary

I’ve contacted nearly every branch in the country that I could find people for, and asked if a hustings could be staged. There has been a great response – but if you haven’t got one at your branch, just get in touch: Here is the list of events currently planned.

Week 1

  • Loughborough, Nottingham, and Midlands, Friday 19/1, 12pm on Teams

Week 2

  • Southampton, Thursday 25/1, 1-3pm on Zoom
  • Ballots likely to begin arriving Friday 26/1

Week 3

  • Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin, Imperial, Open University, Monday 29/1, 12pm
  • Central UCU, Thursday 1/2, 12pm: register here

Week 4

  • [Manchester, Monday 5/2, cancelled]
  • Queen Mary, Tuesday 6/2, 5pm
  • Leeds, Sheffield, Friday 9/2, 12.30pm, zoom

Week 5

  • Scotland, Paisley, Tuesday 13/2, 3pm, in person
  • Ulster, Wednesday 14/2, tbc, online
  • Brighton, Thursday 15/2, 12.30pm, online
  • Cardiff, Saturday 17/2, 11am, in person

Week 6 (reading week)

  • KCL, Tuesday 20/2, 1pm, online
  • UCL, Tuesday 20/2, 4pm, in person
  • Durham, Wednesday 21/2, 1pm, zoom
  • North West, Wednesday 21/2, 6pm
  • Dundee, Abertay, St Andrew’s, Thursday 22/2, 1pm, hybrid
  • Oxford Friday 23/2, 12.30pm-1.30pm, in person


If you can attend hustings, and show support that would be great! We need to tell the truth, be clear and honest about how badly we must transform UCU, and transform UK education. And then we go forward together.