General election 2015: lobbying toolkit

In the run-up to the general election in May 2015, UCU provided a range of materials and information designed to help members engage with their local candidates on issues relating to post-school education.

These resources included information about UCU’s main policy ‘asks’, summaries of each party’s stance on key education and employment issues, template letters for writing to MPs and details about voter registration.

UCU manifesto

UCU manifesto

UCU’s 15-point manifesto was launched in November 2014 and outlines the union’s vision for the knowledge economy, highlighting the main policy commitments that we would like to see from the next government.

UCU manifesto summary

This short-form manifesto document summarises the points made in the longer document and is useful for providing a brief overview of our key policy ‘asks’.
UCU Scotland's seven ideas for the next government

UCU Scotland's seven ideas for the next government

In preparation for the General Election in 2015, UCU Scotland has set out seven policy proposals for higher education and is calling on politicians from all parties to recognise the value of higher education and support these proposals.

Hustings guidance

The period before a general election is an ideal opportunity for UCU members to try to influence the views of the person who may become their next MP. Education is a key election issue for each of the political parties; the candidates in your area will...

Briefing local candidates on FE cuts – a guide for branches

In order to build political opposition to the FE cuts, we are asking branches to contact local MPs and parliamentary candidates to offer to brief them about the local impact of the cuts. To ensure maximum impact, here are a few points to remember when...

FE England funding cuts: a briefing

UCU briefing on 24% cuts to adult further education budget in England On Thursday 26 February 2015, the government announced funding cuts in adult further education of 24% for 2015-16. UCU estimates that the cuts could lead to a loss of more than 400,000...

A ten-point charter for the future of further and adult education

Why public investment in further and adult education is crucial.