UNISON - University of Nottingham Branch

Welcome to Unison

We are recognised by the University of Nottingham to negotiate on behalf of members in APM and O&F grades, tradesmen, supervisory tradesmen, and service supervisors – senior catering and residential staff. Details: Agreement between Unison and the University of Nottingham (internal access).

The Unison office is Room E133 on E floor (top floor) in the Portland Building, University Park campus. Phone: 07508 454837.

Email the Unison office - Unison@nottingham.ac.uk

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Campaign News

During the UCAS visit days in March students organised a protest against proposed compulsory redundancies among academic staff in the Faculty of Arts, particularly the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies (CLAS). Their banners also reflected concerns regarding the impact of Project Transform on the student experience.

Calling themselves Resist Restructuring Nottingham, the students have started a petition which has garnered 2,000 signatures. You can also follow them on Twitter @ResistNotts and read their blog.

UCU have also organised a petition against the proposed job cuts; we urge all Unison members to sign this.

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Students protest against proposed compulsory redundancies in the Faculty of Arts.

Information about the benefits of joining Unison can be found here and on the Frequently Answered Questions (FAQs) page.

For branch committee members and stewards information click here

For general information about Unison national click here


Projects Transform and S2020

The University's major change programme affects APM staff. We are keen to support affected staff. Email unison@nottingham.ac.uk with queries, or one of Unison's PT/S2020 reps:

More information about PT/S2020 here.




Lunchtime Disability Awareness Seminars

27/07/2016 - 01/09/2016
Derby Medical School, Medical School, Sutton Bonington Campus
A series of five 60 minute lunchtime seminars will introduce students, co-workers and managers to the social model of disability and how this impacts on the working lives of disabled people. Issues such as ableism and unconscious bias; declaring a disability; reasonable adjustment; and supporting the disabled person at work will be discussed.


Free distance learning courses from UNISON

UNISON has linked up with Leicester College to provide places on fully funded courses. The courses are all distance learning so you do not have to attend a college to complete the course. You can do the assignments either online or in paper format (depending on the course), with a tutor on hand throughout to provide support. These courses are intended to support your own personal development and do not replace the mandatory training required for you to carry out your duties at work. You will also need to complete these courses in your own time.You will receive a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification upon completion of the course.

School Uniform Grant 2016

Worried about back to School costs? Are you struggling to cope with the rising cost of living? Finding that you're having to economise in every area of expenditure?Help is on hand We have set up a limited fund to help UNISON members on low income with school uniform costs by way of a one-off payment of up to £120. Closing date for receipt of applications is 15 July 2016.

Message of solidarity to UCU

Details of letter sent in support of our colleagues in UCU.

What we do

  • negotiate for better pay and conditions
  • advise individual members
  • campaign for a fairer society


E Floor
Portland Building
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 4049
email: unison@nottingham.ac.uk