Department Contacts

Department Contacts are UCU members who have volunteered to be a link between the Branch Committee and members located in particular parts of the university. In such a large organisation they play an important role on behalf of the union.  There is no ‘job spec’ for Departmental Contacts – some are happy to offer help and advice, others are happy to point members with a query in the right direction.

If you work in an area with a Department Contact (see below) you may want to approach them in the first instance if you have a query. If they can’t help, they will be able to direct you to someone who can.  If the area you work is is not listed below, it is because we do not have a Department Contact for your area. Perhaps you might be willing to take it on?  The role does not need to be onerous, and there is always help available.  If you’d like to discuss the issue informally with a committee member then email us at

Built Environment David Garrard
Business School Andy Kilmister
Institute for Ethical AI Selin Nugent
English & Modern Languages Simon White
Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work Stuart Whigham