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Key Contacts

Our branch consists of 8 committee members who are elected by the members. You can contact any one of us with a query, feedback or suggestions and we will try to help as quickly as possible. We are always looking for more workplace contacts to help keep us informed of what is happening in your areas. If you are interested, please contact one of the committee.


Building One, Streatham Campus

Phone: 01392 (72)2671

Chair & Health And Safety Officer & Steward

Innovation Centre, Streatham Campus


Membership Secretary & Steward

The Students' Guild

Phone: 01392 (72)3534

Branch Secretary & Steward

St Lukes' Campus

Phone: 01392 (72)5885

Welfare Officer

Innovation Centre, Streatham Campus

Phone: 01392 (72)6965

In addition we have contacts in Exeter, Taunton and London who are also available to help where they can:

Taunton Regional Office: UNISON House, The Crescent, Taunton, TA1 4DU

  • Email: N/A
  • Phone: 01823 288031

London Headquarters - Education Department: 1 Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9AJ

  • Contact: Donna Rowe-Merriman
  • Email:
  • Phone: 0845 355 0845

UNISON Stewards

What do they do?

Talks with members about any workplace issues they may have, for example to offer guidance and advice in relation to terms and conditions of employment (e.g. leave or sickness entitlement). See the University’s terms and conditions of employment.

Represents and/or accompanies members at formal grievance, capability, sickness or disciplinary meetings, if required. See the University’s grievance, disciplinary and other dismissal procedures.

As part of the recognition agreement with the University, members are entitled to seek guidance and meet stewards during normal working hours.

Meetings can take place in our designated Union Room (Laver building) to facilitate one to one meetings in a confidential and private environment.

Members can also access Unison Legal Services directly for non-work related queries or via stewards for work-related issues but please note that you must have been a registered member for at least 4 weeks to be eligible for this assistance and it should not be a pre-existing issue (before joining the union). See the legal services information on the UNISON website.


Stewards provide a vital link between members and the employer and act as mediators in order to seek resolutions to any issues whenever possible. As a consequence the more stewards we have the better represented the members are throughout the University.

Full training is provided free of charge (run from the Exeter UNISON Office located at the Exeter Business Park) and fully accredited by the TUC (Trades Union Congress).

See the UNISON stewards webpage for more information on the role of the steward in the workplace.

As stated: the recognition agreement with the University allows stewards reasonable time to conduct union business within normal working hours.

If you are interested by all means contact us.