Annual General Meeting, 7 June 2016

City UCU’s Annual General Meeting takes place on Tuesday 7th June at 5pm in the Northampton Suite.

After the meeting we will be holding a drinks reception, also in the Northampton Suite.

As in previous years the meeting will be held in two parts. The first part will be an open meeting and a chance for UCU members and other staff to discuss the year at City. The second part will be a closed meeting for UCU members and will include the election of the branch committee for 2016/17.

All posts are up for election, including that of the Branch President. Keith Simpson will be stepping down this year after five years as the President, and the committee is delighted that Rebecca Lewis is standing for election. Nominations are open for all other posts and close at 5pm on Tuesday 31st May:

Branch President
Leads on all the branch’s union- and employment-related work. Chairs committee and branch meetings. Acts on behalf of the committee

Vice-President (x 2)
Deputises and takes on duties in the absence of the President

Branch Secretary
Calls meetings of the branch and of the committee; circulates minutes of meetings; organises membership communications; arranges branch elections and ballot results

Assistant Secretary
Deputises for the Secretary

Membership Secretary
Responsible for recruitment, keeping membership records, and sending membership information to UCU head office


Has custody of the branch’s funds and makes payments on behalf of the branch; prepares the accounts of the branch ahead of each AGM

Health and Safety Officer (x 2)
Represents UCU members on all aspects of health and safety; undertakes health and safety inspections at the university; attends health and safety committee meetings; acts as the branch’s point of contact for health and safety matters

Equalities Officer
Monitors casework relating to equalities issues; stays up-to-date with equalities policies in the university; represents the branch at equalities meetings

Postgraduate Students Officer (x 2)
Leads the branch’s work to represent and engage with postgraduate and research students. Is the primary point of contact for student members, the Students’ Union and UCU head office in relation to postgraduate student matters

Committee Member (x 6)
Sits on the committee and participates on the branch’s work in all of the above areas

To stand for election, members must be nominated by a fellow member and the nomination must be seconded. Nominations must be sent to the Returning Officer,