UCU activist education programme

Welcome to UCU's education and training pages. UCU's education programme offers its growing network of activists a wide range of courses. Courses run on a regional basis enabling participants to meet and work alongside UCU members from branches within their region.

Whether you are an existing UCU activist or you are considering taking on a more active role within your UCU branch we have a course for you.

UCU reps are encouraged to undertake training within their own region. Please be aware that should you apply for a course outside of your region, you may be placed on a waiting list until a place becomes available.

The Trade Union Act is the most significant piece of legislation to impact trade union industrial action for decades. UCU have launched a short online briefing for reps which will outline the relevant areas of the act and help branches remain within the law.  Please use this link for more details and to apply For more details and a link to the application form please click here.

Teaching on UCU reps courses start at 9:30 am and finish at 4:30 pm. Please arrange travel outside theses times to avoid disrupting the group. Thank you. For further info and explanation please see FAQs on UCU Training

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Your rights to time off for training
If you are an elected UCU rep you have rights to time off for training. See also our UCU training FAQs.

About UCU reps
Branch officers • UCU repsHealth and safety repsLearning repsEquality repsEnvironment reps. See also Being a UCU rep

Find a course in your area:

Keep up-to-date: UCU Training newsletter, December 2017 [74kb]

Other training opportunities

UCU reps are entitled to attend locally run TUC courses. All reps and officers are also entitled to apply for TUC online learning courses. Click here to find relevant TUC courses

If you wish to claim travel and associated expenses for a TUC course you must comply with the following policy and contact the UCU training officer:
TUC courses: UCU attendance policy [127kb]
TUC courses: UCU attendance policy [148kb]

Need help?

Try looking in our FAQs on UCU Training


Last updated: 20 June 2019