National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education (NATFHE)

Scope and Content

This collection includes: constitution and rules, 1973-2005; national executive committee/council minutes and papers, 1980-2001; management team meetings minutes and papers, 1990-2006; committee, sub-committee and panel minutes and papers, 1980-2006; national conference papers, 1980-2002; correspondence and papers, 1970s-2007, on staffing, structure and finance, membership and recruitment, regions, negotiations with employers and funding bodies, equality and international issues and other matters; periodical and other publications, 1970s-2007. Includes some records dating from after the formation of the UCU.

Administrative / Biographical History

NATFHE was formed on 1 January 1976 by the amalgamation of the Association of Teachers in Colleges and Departments of Education and the Association of Teachers in Technical Institutions. In 1983, the 25-year-old Association of Teachers in Penal Establishments voted to transfer engagements into NATFHE. The following year, the Association for Adult and Continuing Education also agreed to join, and the Association of Agricultural Education Staffs joined in 1990. The AUT and NATFHE amalgamated in 2006 to become the University and College Union (UCU).

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

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