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Courses in the Northern region

Advanced reps

Course aimed at more experienced reps and branch officers who are actively involved in developing branch strategy.

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.

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.

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 involves both print and visual media.

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

Equality reps

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

Gender identity & sexual orientation in the workplace

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

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 the employer.

Introduction to pensions

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

Representing individual members - an introduction to casework

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

Tackling bullying and harassment at work

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

Tackling organisational stress

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

Trade unions and the environment

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

Health and safety reps

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

Learning reps

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

UCU reps

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