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Advice on Redundancy and Redeployment

Precarious Contracts: fixed term, fractional and hourly paid

COVID-19 Guidance and Advice

Equality Issues

Becoming a UCU Rep

Professor Eleanor Dickey became the UCU Rep for Classics in March. We asked her to tell us a bit about her experience and why she undertook the role.

Policies and Procedures: University of Reading

Here you will find direct links to the University of Reading Policies and Procedures.

Caseworker Guidance and Information

Here you will find guidelines intended for RUCU caseworkers, information for members interested in coming forward as caseworkers, and additional guidance on specific issues for the use of all members.

Pension Guidance and Information

Here you will find links to guidance and fact-sheets on the USS Pension Scheme.


If you have a serious wellbeing concern and feel that you need medical attention, please contact your GP practice as soon as possible.

You can also can contact UCU’s partner Education Support Partnership which provides independent, confidential 24/7 support, to help people deal with stress and anxiety, bullying, career and money worries, and a range of other issues.

Contact Number: 08000 562 561 (helpline) / 07909 341229 (text)



Information about crisis services can also be found at: Helplines and listening services – Mind