Courses in Northern Ireland

Currently colleagues in Northern Ireland are invited to apply for courses in England.

Should you be unable to find a course to suit please feel free to contact the training team at training@ucu.org.uk.


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Building power in the workplace: organising to win, 5 & 6 December 2022, Exeter, Southwest

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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H&S 1 - induction: (health & safety role and functions) September, October/November 2022

This online course forms the first part of UCU's health and safety training programme. This course is for new health and safety reps, those who have been in the role sometime but have never been trained, along with those in the branch who want to further understand the role, and legislation that enables health and safety reps to hold institutions to account.

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H&S 1 - induction: (health & safety role and functions) June 2023

This course forms the first part of UCU's health and safety training programme. This course is for new health and safety reps, those who have been in the role sometime but have never been trained, along with those in the branch who want to further understand the role, and legislation that enables health and safety reps to hold institutions to account.

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Workload rep training 1: introduction to the workload campaign and the role of the workload rep

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. This course will give you a generic overview of workload campaign and the role of the workload rep.

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Workload rep training 2: workload campaign in action: undertaking workload inspections and investigations

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.

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Rep 1 - UCU reps induction: May 2023

This classroom based course is aimed at new reps/caseworkers and activists who will be undertaking this 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 and communication. You should complete this course prior to applying for the Rep 2 course.

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Rep 1 - UCU reps induction: September 2022

This online course is aimed at new reps/caseworkers and activists who will be undertaking this 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 and communication. You should complete this course prior to applying for the Rep 2 course.