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Courses in London & South East regions

Courses for activists and branch reps and activists running in the London and South East regions.

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Bargaining for equality - introduction: November 2021

This course is aimed at UCU branch officers, equality officers, equality reps, and others in the branch who want to learn more about how to use equality legislation to tackle discrimination at work and how to develop and promote a branch based equality agenda.

Green New deal bargaining: November 2021

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.

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H&S 1 - induction: February & March 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: September, October & November 2021

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 2 - organising and bargaining for health and safety: January & February 2022

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.

Rep 2 - Representing UCU members: handling complex cases: January & February 2022

This course is for reps who have completed UCU's Rep 1, (H&S1, Bargaining for Equality) or our introduction to case work and are now actively engaged in representing individual members. The course also assumes you are actively 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: October & November 2021

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 and groups of members. Those who have been practicing for some time may also find this course to be a useful refresher of best practice.

Risk assessment - a safe way of working: September & October 2021

This online course has been designed for reps and activists who are looking to better understand the risk assessment process. The course will take account of the pandemic, look at how current health and safety legislation can help, and discuss strategies for involving members.

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Risk assessment - a safe way of working: December 2021

This online course has been designed for reps and activists who are looking to better understand the risk assessment process. The course will take account of the pandemic, look at how current health and safety legislation can help, and discuss strategies for involving members.

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Risk assessment - a safe way of working: May 2022

This online course has been designed for reps and activists who are looking to better understand the risk assessment process. The course will take account of the pandemic, look at how current health and safety legislation can help, and discuss strategies for involving members.

Your union, your voice - a welcome course for activists: October 2021

This one-day course (taught generally over two half days) is for members and activists who want to learn more about, and perhaps get more involved in UCU both nationally and locally. It will help you understand how your union functions and give you the opportunity to look at campaigning issue that you believe are important.