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Courses in the South West region

UCU reps

Three day course for all new UCU reps and branch officers.

Health and safety reps

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

Trade unions and the environment - Green Reps role, function & influence

This one day course is designed as an introduction to the role and functions of the UCU Environment/Green Rep. The course is open to all new and existing Green Reps who have not previously had training in this area, along with any rep who has an interest in environmental issues at work.

Tackling organisational stress

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

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.

Green New deal bargaining: 12, 19, 26 January 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 out to the employer.

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

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.

Challenging Sexual Harassment in the workplace: 11,18,25, January 2021, Online, (National course)

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. Please note this course is now online.