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Special HE sector conference - USS dispute

The business of this HE special sector conference on 6 December 2019 is to review the position and consider all actions available to UCU to defend USS.  No other business may be transacted at this special conference (rule 16.11).  The convening notice for the conference has been issued in branch circular UCU/971.


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

HE Sector delegate entitlements

Delegates properly appointed by institutions can register online here.

Venue & times

Date: 6 December 2019

The venue for this conference is the Kings House Conference Centre, King's Church, Sidney Street, Manchester, M12 7HB.

Business will start from 13:00 - 16:30 with a light lunch and registration from 12:00.

  • Delegate registration deadline 17:00 - Friday 22 November

Motions and amendments

The timetable for motions and amendments:

  • Deadline for submission of motions - 17:00, Tuesday 26 November
  • HE Congress Business Committee meets Thursday 28 November
  • Report of the Congress Business Committee issued Friday 29 November
  • Email to delegates - Friday 29 November
  • Deadline for submission of amendments to motions - 12:00, Thursday 5 December
  • HE Congress Business Committee meets 6 December to consider amendments
  • Final agenda available to be picked up at the venue

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).


Convening notice
UCU971.html | UCU971.rtf

Congress standing orders [89kb]

Last updated: 14 October 2019