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Special congress: democracy commission

The national executive committee has resolved that a special Congress be held on Saturday 7 December 2019, in Manchester. The business of this Congress will be to discuss UCU's democratic structures and the recommendations of the democracy commission in its final report.  

Further information about the democracy commission is available.


Registration for Congress is now open!

Institutions are entitled to one delegate per 400 members or part thereof.

Congress entitlements

Delegates properly appointed by branches can register on line here

Deadline for delegate registration - 17:00, Thursday 7 November 2019

If you need help with your registration, please call Sue Bajwa on 0207 756 2547.

Once registered, delegates will receive an email confirmation to say their registration has been received.

Venue & Times

Manchester Central Convention Complex on Saturday 7 December 2019

Business will take place from 11:00am - 16:30. Registration will be open from 10:00am.


Accommodation will be provided (if needed) on Friday 6 December. Delegates must request this when registering.

Motions & amendments

The motions & amendments timetable:

17:00, Wednesday 13 November 2019

Deadline for motions

Friday 15 November 2019

Congress business committee (first meeting)

Monday 18 November 2019

Motions (first report of CBC) published

12:00, Wednesday 27 November

Deadline for amendments

Thursday 28 November 2019

Congress business committee (second meeting)

Monday 2 December 2019

Final agenda (second report of CBC) published

Submission of motions

Motions can be submitted by local officers using the online form (further information about submission of motions can be found in the convening notice).

Related documents

Final report of the democracy commission
UCU975.html | UCU975.rtf

Convening notice for special congress including registration details
UCU976.html | UCU976.rtf

Congress standing orders [103kb]

Last updated: 28 October 2019