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Courses in the Midlands regions

Courses for activists and branch reps and activists running in the Midlands regions.

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Challenging redundancy: January 2022

The threat of redundancy has never been more acute for UCU members. This course is for all branch reps & activists who are likely to be involved in challenging redundancies and/or supporting members facing redundancy.

Rep 1 - UCU reps induction: October & November 2021

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.

Rep 1 - induction: January & February 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.

Rep 2 - Handling complex cases: March 2022

This course is for Reps who have completed UCU's Rep 1 course and are now actively engaged in representing individual members.

Representing individual members: an introduction to casework, 16,23,30, November & 7, December 2021, Online, Midlands region

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 members.

Risk assessment - a safe way of working: February & March 2022

This online course has been designed for reps 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. Good risk assessments are paramount in keeping members safe in a long term pandemic and beyond.