UCU courses run in variety of regional locations. Members travelling to UCU training courses are requested to use the cheapest, easily available, standard class rail fare wherever possible. Members travelling by car will receive a payment based on the mileage used. Members are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and bookings, which will be reimbursed after attendance on the course.
Possibly, places are reserved for members and reps who work within that region however on occasion there may be spare places. If you register your interest with a course out of region your name will be put onto a reserve list. Should a place come available you will be notified.
When applying to attend a course, please inform your local branch learning rep or equivalent branch officer. This is particularly important as you may need support from your branch in securing your statutory rights to time-off.
In the most part no, however requests will be considered if you are attending a course out of region, a non-commutable distance from where you live or in special circumstances. The UCU administrator organising the course will be able to advise you.
How do I organise training sessions that are not part of the national training programme?
It is possible that we can run tailor made training sessions or briefings according to the needs of an individual branch. We normally require a minimum of 12 members to run a session however, please contact your regional office in the first instance to discuss this option.