UCU represents academic and academic-related staff, including those on part-time and fixed-term contracts.  Join UCU here or read answers to some frequently asked questions about becoming a member.

Monthly subscription rates are based on your income (excluding London Weighting); the 2013-14 rates are listed below. Goldsmiths also charges £2.00 local subs for those earning above £10,000 p.a. If you are a postgraduate student who is not currently teaching (non-teaching income does not count), you don’t have to pay subscription rates.

£60,000 or above £22.59
£40,000-59,999 £20.59
£30,000-39,999 £18.72
£20,000-29,999 £17.66
£10,000-19,999 £10.76
£5,000-9,999 £4.88
below £5,000; retired £2.58
postgraduate student not currently teaching free

You can join UCU online at this link (simplest and quickest). Alternatively, you can download the form and send it via internal mail to: UCU Office, 32 Lewisham Way.

Once you join, you will be subscribed to the GUCU email list. It is a low-volume list so you will not be inundated.

Existing members: to update your details (address changes, etc.) first register an online account here, then update your record here. You will need your membership number; if you don’t have this please get in touch at gucu-adminATgold.ac.uk.