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Courses in the Southern region

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Organising courses Organising courses
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These are the courses for branch reps and activists currently running in the Southern region.

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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H&S 2 - organising and bargaining for health and safety: March 2024

This course is for those who have completed the UCU H&S 1 course and wish to extend their H&S knowledge around organising and bargaining. The course will help you learn how to involve members along with developing bargaining strategies to win better H&S conditions for members.

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Job evaluation: A collective approach, January 2024

This one day course is for branch reps and activists who are involved and interested in learning more about the importance of trade union involvement and representation in job evaluation schemes. The focus of the course will be around the use of collective action wherever possible.

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Rep 1 - UCU reps induction: January/February 2024

This course is aimed at new reps/caseworkers and activists who will be undertaking the role in the near future. Existing reps who have not attended training before are also encouraged to attend. The course will cover all aspects of your role as a rep including your rights as a rep, union democracy, recruitment, organising and communication. You should complete this course prior to applying for the Rep 2 course.

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Rep 2 - representing UCU members: March 2024

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

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Representing individual members: An introduction to casework. 18 January 2024, Leeds - 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. If you are not a rep, but want to learn more about what it takes to represent individual members then the course is for you.

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Understanding and handling media: February 2024

This is a course is for branch reps who are interested in learning more about handling both print and social media. The course will be taught by a member of the National Union of Journalists with support from UCU Press office.

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Workload rep training 2: Workload campaign in action, inspections and investigations - 7, February, 2024, Online

This short course is open to UCU activists and reps who want to build upon their knowledge of workload as a health and safety hazard in the workplace. The UCU workload campaign gives us the tools to tackle increasing workloads and working hours. The failure of employers to protect staff from excessive workloads and stress is damaging our health, our students' education, and our ability to organise to defend ourselves and our sector In this course you will work through practical examples and explore ideas around how to use the safety rep functions to identify and reduce excessive workloads.