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Courses in the London, South East & Eastern region

UCU reps

Three day course for all new UCU reps and branch officers, with a second three day module for caseworkers.

UCU learning reps: Introduction day

This one day introductory course will look at your role as a learning rep, your legal rights, current issues, UCU union policies, agreements on learning and skills, and how to extend the UCU organising agenda to build the branch around learning.

Health and safety reps

Course for all new and existing health and safety reps who have received no training

Representing individual members: an introduction to casework, 28, June, 5,12,19 July 2021, Online, (National course)

This is a course for reps who are new to representing individual members or those who are considering becoming more involved in the direct representation of individual members. Those who have been practicing for some time may also find this course to be a useful refresher of best practice.

Representing individual members: an introduction to casework, 24, June, 1,8,15, July 2021, Online, (Ldon, SE & EHC)

This is a course for reps who are new to representing individual members or those who are considering becoming more involved in the direct representation of individual members. Those who have been practicing for some time may also find this course to be a useful refresher of best practice.

Mental health is a trade union issue: 9,16,23, June 2021, Online, London, SE, Eastern & Home Counties

This course is designed for reps who want to develop an understanding of why mental health is a trade union issue and to seek to ensure working practices support equality. This course would benefit both UCU equality reps, health and safety rep and others in the branch who represent or negotiate on behalf of members.

Mental health is a trade union issue: 8,15,22, July 2021, Online (national course)

This course is designed for reps who want to develop an understanding around why mental health is a trade union issue, and to ensure working practices support equality. This course would benefit both UCU equality reps, health and safety reps, and others in the branch who represent or negotiate on behalf of members.

Introduction to pensions

Two day course for existing pensions reps or other branch reps or officers offering support to members with pensions enquiries.

Green New deal bargaining: 9,16,23 June 2021, Online, (National course)

This course is for all Green reps along with those in the branch who are interested in bargaining around environmental issues. The course will help reps navigate UCU Green New Deal bargaining advice and enable you to work on a potential claim to the employer.

Equality reps - one course currently in this section

Course aimed at UCU equality officers and reps and other branch officers on using equality legislation.

Effective negotiating & bargaining

Course for reps and officers involved in branch negotiations to increase their understanding and confidence to better represent UCU members on collective issues

Dealing with the media

This one-day course is aimed at UCU branch officers and reps who want to learn more about dealing with the media. This course will involve both print and visual media.

Challenging and handling redundancy

Three-day course for all branch officers and reps who are likely to be involved in challenging redundancies and/or supporting members facing redundancy.