Fighting together for USS

Courses in Scotland

The UCU education programme in Scotland offers reps the opportunity to acquire new skills in a practical and supportive environment. Our UCU courses are tailored to take account of Scotland's devolved nation status and where possible a member of the Scotland UCU staff team will be present to advise.

UCU reps

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

Learning reps

Course for learning reps on legal rights, issues and policy, local agreements and extending the UCU organising agenda.

Health and safety reps

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

Trade unions and the environment

Course for UCU members and reps on climate change and ways to protect the environment.

Tackling organisational stress

Course on tackling organisational stress split over two one-day sessions aimed at UCU safety reps, branch officers and other reps.

Tackling bullying and harassment at work

Course aimed at UCU safety reps, workplace reps and branch officers.

Sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace

Course for branch reps interested in increasing their confidence and knowledge around LGBT equality.

Representing individual members - an introduction to casework

Course for reps who are new to, or who are considering, representing individual members.

Introduction to pensions

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

Equality reps

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.

Dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace

This course is aimed at branch reps who may be dealing with individual harassment/sexual harassment cases, negotiating around policies that protect members or wish to challenge harassment, in particular sexual harassment more broadly in the workplace.

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.