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University Lecturer’s Association

The University Lecturer’s Association (EIS-ULA) is a self-governing association within the EIS and is constitutionally autonomous in all matters relating to Scottish Universities and equivalent institutions.

All members are full members of the EIS and enjoy all the same benefits. The EIS-ULA has its own independent policy-making structure.

Policies on educational issues relating to higher education in Scotland, including crucially the salaries and conditions of lecturers and related staff, are formulated by members of the EIS-ULA themselves through the Annual Conference and Executive Committee.

The EIS-ULA has members in fifteen of Scotland’s eighteen Higher Education Institutions. The EIS-ULA sister association for further education EIS-FELA is the recognised academic trade union in all of the UHIMI partner colleges.

EIS-ULA is serviced by the Further and Higher Education Section of the Organisation Department at EIS Headquarters. Support for members in colleges is provided by the branch secretary in the university or higher education institution and EIS Headquarters.

The EIS-ULA Executive Committee consists of up to 28 members. This includes 3 Office Bearers; President, Vice President and Ex President. The President takes the Chair at all meetings of the EIS-ULA Executive Committee. The national Conference is held annually in March.

For all information and guidance relating to Gender Equality Duty for Further Education Colleges and Higher Education Institutions please use the EC Website.