Academic-related professional staff annual meeting

The term 'academic-related staff' covers a wide range of roles in higher education; information services, computing, support and administration in grades represented by UCU.

Latest meeting: Thursday 14 February 2019

The 2019 annual meeting was quorate for the first time in two years, so the main focus for the day was on electing an Academic-related, professional staff committee, and looking to formulate a work plan for the committee for the year ahead.

Lively workshop discussions produced some good feedback from the groups which can be seen here:

ARPS annual meeting 2019 - workshop sheet (1)
ARPS annual meeting 2019 - workshop sheet (2)
ARPS annual meeting 2019 - workshop sheet (3)
ARPS annual meeting 2019 - workshop sheet (4)
ARPS annual meeting 2019 - workshop sheet (6)
ARPS annual meeting 2019 - workshop sheet (7)
ARPS annual meeting 2019 - workshop sheet (5)

The following motions were passed at the annual meeting:

Motions adopted at the ARPS annual meeting 2019 [45kb]


Previous meetings

1 March 2017

The meeting heard reports on the work of UCU in relation to academic-related staff and discussed motions submitted by branches and local associations. The meeting provided an opportunity to debate the challenges facing the union in general, and academic-related members in particular. Workshops addressed particular issues facing academic-related members and there will also be a number of keynote speakers. There was also plenty of opportunity to network with colleagues.

2 March 2015

The meeting heard reports on the work of UCU in relation to academic-related staff and had the opportunity to discuss motions submitted by branches and local associations.  Guest speaker: Theresa Mellon, Continuous Professional Development Followed by a question and answer session.

Confirmed minutes of the 2015 meeting

5 March 2014

The meeting heard reports on the work of UCU in relation to academic-related staff and discussed motions submitted by branches and local associations. The meeting provides an opportunity to debate the challenges facing the union in general, and academic-related members in particular. There were two workshops on 'professional development' and 'social media', and there are also a number of keynote speakers. There is plenty of opportunity to network with colleagues.

Minutes of the 2014 annual meeting

6 March 2013

The meeting heard reports on the work of UCU in relation to academic-related staff and discussed motions submitted by branches and local associations. There were also be a number of speakers and workshops, with a focus on challenging redundancies and threats to academic-related jobs, and building the union and recruiting and organising academic-related staff. As always, there was plenty of opportunity for networking.

Motions adopted at the academic-related staff annual meeting 2013 [293kb]

21 March 2012

The meeting heard reports on the work of UCU in relation to academic-related staff and discussed motions submitted by branches and local associations. There were also be a number of speakers and workshops and plenty of opportunity for networking.

Motions adopted at the academic-related staff annual meeting 2012 [533kb]

16 March 2011

The meeting heard reports on the work of UCU in relation to academic-related staff and had the opportunity to discuss motions submitted by branches and local associations. There were also a number of speakers and workshops which are likely to include sessions on campaigning in relation to the 2010-11 national claim and USS dispute, funding cuts and fighting redundancies, and outsourcing and privatisation. There was also plenty of opportunity to network with colleagues:

Motions adopted at the academic-related staff annual meeting 2011 [508kb]

10 March 2010

The meeting heard reports on the work of UCU in relation to academic-related staff and discussed motions submitted by branches and local associations. There were also a number of prominent national speakers and workshops on outsourcing, and fighting redundancies, as well as plenty of opportunity to network with colleagues.

Motions adopted at the academic-related staff annual meeting 2010 [1mb]

11 March 2009

The meeting heard reports on the work of UCU in relation to academic-related staff and discussed motions submitted by branches and local associations. There were also a number of speakers and workshops on workload protection, the 2009 pay claim, UCU's national organising plan in relation to academic related staff and the implications of the new points-based immigration rules. As ever there was also plenty of opportunity to network with colleagues.

Motions adopted at the academic-related staff annual meeting 2009 [1mb]

5 March 2008

The meeting heard reports from UCU's academic-related staff committee and had the opportunity to discuss motions submitted by branches and local associations. There were also a number of workshops and plenty of opportunity to network with colleagues.

Academic-related meeting, 5 March 2008: motions

October 2007

The inaugural national annual meeting held in October 2007 was a mix of reports, speakers, workshops and motions from branches and local associations all of which were relevant to the issues facing academic-related staff:

Academic-related staff annual meeting 2007: motions passed [12kb]

Workshops included sessions on job evaluation and academic-related staff and the organisation and activity of academic-related staff at a local and regional level:

Academic-related staff annual meeting 2007: action points from the afternoon workshops [20kb]

Last updated: 13 March 2019