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Taking action in higher education

Courses in Scotland

The UCU education programme in Scotland offers reps the opportunity to acquire new skills in a practical and supportive environment. Our UCU courses are tailored to take account of Scotland's devolved nation status and where possible a member of the Scotland UCU staff team will be present to advise.

UCU reps

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

Representing individual members - an introduction to casework

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

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

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.

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.

Equality reps

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

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.

Introduction to pensions

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