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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.

Representing courses Representing courses
Organising courses Organising courses
Health & safety rep courses Health & safety courses
Equality rep courses Equality courses
Bargaining courses Bargaining courses
Specialist courses Specialist courses

These are the courses for branch reps and activists currently running in Scotland.

If there are no dates listed for the course you'd like to attend, or if you'd like to be made aware of further dates, please register your interest here.


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Building power in the workplace: organising to win, 24, 25 May 2022, Classroom based Manchester college, National course

This two day course is designed to give you the tools and knowledge to build lasting sustainable power in your branch. The course is based on the work of Jane McAlevey academic and campaigner with whom UCU have been working though the organising for power programme. This course adapts Jane's work for a UK and UCU education environment, and will give you the tools you need to transform your branch through the power of organising.

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Challenging casualisation: stamp out casual contracts, March 2022

This course is for anyone who wants to look at challenging the increasing precarity of contracts across our sector. The course will cover putting in a structured claim along with organising and campaigning around that claim. This course is open to all reps, activists & members who are plugged into their local branch.

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Green New deal bargaining: June 2022

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 along with looking at a deep organising approach to any campaign strategy.

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Rep 2 - representing UCU members: June 2022

This course is for reps who have completed UCU's Rep 1 course (H&S 1) or our introduction to case work and are now actively engaged in representing individual members. The course also assumes you are actively engaged with your branch and understand UCU's democratic structures both in the branch and nationally.

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Your union, your voice: a taster course for activists; April & May 2022

This short course taught over two half days is for both members and activists who want to learn more about, and perhaps get more involved in UCU.