UCU Congress 2019

UCU Congress 2019

Saturday 25 May - Monday 27 May

UCU Congress 2019 was held at the Harrogate Convention Centre.


Timetable

Sessions of congress and the sector conferences are open sessions, unless marked otherwise

Saturday 25 May, 09:30-18:00: Congress

09:30-10:00 Opening business, including:
Welcome and address from Vicky Knight, President

Appointment of tellers
Adoption of the report of the Congress Business Committee
Adoption of minutes of Congress 30 May - 1 June 2018 (UCU/940)
Adoption of minutes of special Congress 18 October 2018 (UCU/941)

10:00-12:30 Section 1: Business of the equality committee (motions 1-23)

12:30-14:00 Lunch (from 12:30) and fringe meetings (13:00-14:00)

14:00-14:15 Address by incoming general secretary, Jo Grady

14:15-15:00 Section 1 (continued): Business of the equality committee (motions 1-23)

15:00-15:45 Section 2: Business of the education committee (motions 24-31)

15:45-18:00 Section 3: Business of the recruitment, organising and campaigning committee (motions 32-52)

18:00 Close of first day of Congress business

Sunday 26 May: Sector conferences

Higher education sector conference, 09:00-18:00

09:00-09:30 Opening business, including:
Appointment of tellers
Adoption of the report of the Congress Business Committee
Adoption of minutes of HE sector conference 31 May 2018 (UCU/948)
Adoption of minutes of special HE sector conferences 21 June and 7 November 2018 (UCU/960, UCU/949, UCU/950)

Report of the Head of Higher Education, Paul Bridge

09:30-12:30 Private session - Debate of motions: HE1-HE9, pay and pensions
Debate of motions: HE10-HE48

12:30-14:00 Lunch (12:30) and fringe meetings (13:00-14:00)

14:00-18:00 Debate of motions (continued): HE10-HE48

18:00 Close of higher education sector conference 2019

Further education sector conference, 09:00-18:00

09:00-09:30 Opening business, including:
Appointment of tellers
Adoption of the report of the Congress Business Committee
Adoption of minutes of FE sector conference 31 May 2018

Report of the Head of Further Education, Andrew Harden

09:30-12:30 Private session - Debate of motions: FE1-FE2, pay
Debate of motions: FE3-FE29

12:30-14:00 Lunch (12:30) and fringe meetings (13:00-14:00)

14:00-18:00 Debate of motions (continued): FE3-FE29
followed by:
Mobilisation of branches (non-resolutionary session)
Branches will be asked to speak about recent successes and challenges, and what can be learnt from these experiences to strengthen to mobilisation of FE branches going forward.

18:00 Close of further education sector conference 2019

Congress, Monday 27 May, 09:00

09:00-12:00 Private session - Section 4: Business of the strategy and finance committee (motions 53-57)
Section 4: Business of the strategy and finance committee (motions 58-75)

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:45 Private session - Section 5: Interim report of the democracy commission and rule changes (motions 76-94)

14:45-15:00 Closing business, including
Election results
Introduction of incoming President, Douglas Chalmers

Closing remarks

15:00 Close of Congress 2019


Key documents

Congress 2019 ballot results

All Congress documents can be here.

Third report of the Congress Business Committee (UCU/957b)
UCU957b.html | UCU957b.rtf

Second report of the Congress Business Committee: Congress agenda
UCU957.html | UCU957.rtf

Congress business committee: call for nominations - additional HE casual vacancy
UCU954.html | UCU954.rtf

First report of the Congress Business Committee: motions
UCU936.html | UCU936.rtf

Democracy Commission: interim report
UCU934.html | UCU934.rtf

Proposed subscription rates; report on review of subscriptions
UCU933.html | UCU933.rtf

Proposed budget for year ending 31 August 2020
UCU932.html | UCU932.rtf

Financial statements to 31 August 2018
UCU931 | UCU931

Appeal Panel: call for nominations
UCU930.html | UCU930.rtf

Distinguished Service Awards in 2019
UCU929.html | UCU 929.rtf

Report of the NEC to Congress 2019
UCU928.html | UCU928.rtf

Click here for Congress standing orders [146kb]

Last updated: 1 July 2019