Getting involved - a course for black members new to activism

Getting involved in UCU - a course for black members new to activism

This course is aimed at new black* activists and members who are keen to get involved with their branch and the wider union. The course will also contain a CPD session around leadership and mentoring.

This one day course is specifically designed for UCU *black members who are interested in becoming more involved with UCU. The course will also include a leadership CPD session

Come and meet like-minded black members who want to make a difference at work!

This course will cover:

  • issues and positive solutions - becoming active in UCU locally
  • leadership and mentoring a professional development session
  • UCU campaigns, how you can get involve.

This course IS for you if:

  • if you are new to activism in UCU
  • if you want to get more involved in your union and are looking to learn more about UCU
  • if you self-identify as black.

This course is NOT for you if:

  • you have already undertaken a UCU reps training course or its equivalent
  • you are a member of the branch committee or executive
  • you are not new to activism.

*In UCU the word black is used in a political sense to describe people who self-identify as being from a visible minority (more usually from an Asian or African heritage) with a shared experience or understanding of discrimination


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.