How to join


The best and quickest way to join UCU is by filling in the online application form, link here.  Monthly subscriptions vary according to salary, as shown below:

Employment income band (excluding London Weighting) England, Scotland & Wales
(per month)
£60,000 & above £23.73
£40,000 – £59,999 £21.62
£30,000 – £39,999 £19.66
£20,000 – £29,999 £18.55
£10,000 – £19,999 £11.30
£5,000 – £10,000 £5.12
Below £5,000/retired/attached £2.71

What happens when you join?

If you join online through the link above you can expect to receive your membership number and other details fairly quickly on the same day.

You will be entitled to advice straight away once your application has been accepted by UCU;  however, for legal and financial advice at York we follow the national UCU guidelines of a conditional period of 90 days following joiningIt is also important to remember that in general we provide advice to colleagues only on problems which have arisen since they became members of the union.  For instructions on how to get assistance, please follow this link to our assistance page here.

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