History & Role Of The JUC
The Joint University Council promotes, develops and coordinates the work of higher education institutions in the pursuit of education, training and research in public administration, social policy and social work.
Today, the Joint University Council (JUC) represents the vast majority of higher education institutions in the UK in teaching and researching in these fields.
The JUC is the parent organisation for the JUC Public Administration Commmittee (PAC) and the Social Work Education Committee (SWEC) whose pages can be accessed in the sections below.
It was founded, initially, in the fields of public administration and social policy, and extended to include the field of social work in the 1970s. It has been represented on the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and is a member of the Academy of Learned Societies in the Social Sciences (ALSISS).
It is a registered charity conforming to the rules and principles of the Charity Commission.
The JUC provides an important national forum for the discussion of academic and professional issues, matters relating to resources and standards in teaching and research, and other issues of common interest in its subject fields.
The JUC’s income is principally derived from members’ subscriptions. Full membership entitles each institution to nominate a qualified representative (and an alternate) to each of the subject committees in which it has an interest.
The Council as a whole is managed by an Executive Committee, which includes representatives from each of the subject committees.