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Advanced reps

This course is aimed at more experience reps and branch officers who are actively involved in the strategic direction of the branch.

You will need to have completed the UCU Rep 1 Induction, Equality, or the Health and Safety Induction course in order to apply for the Advanced Reps course.

The union is keen to attract activists from our equality strands (black, women, disabled and LGBT) and welcomes applicants who self-identify in one of these areas.

About this course

This is aimed at UCU reps and branch officers who have previously completed the UCU Rep 1 Induction, Heath and Safety Induction or Equality course and who take an active role in the strategic direction of the branch.

The course will cover the following:

  • an analysis of branch organising and capacity
  • how the branch can develop a strategy for recruitment
  • how the branch involve members and develop new activists
  • why people join trade unions and how can the branch widen participation
  • why campaign and how to develop a clear campaign message
  • how we can build union strength through effective organising, campaigning and bargaining
  • planning to take the branch to the next level of activity.

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