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April 24th, 2018:

RUCU hosts Regional Training

Reading UCU is hosting further UCU training for the Southern Region. Please consider booking a place on one of the following courses to learn more about UCU and the work that we do.

Southern Region has had a very successful year of offering training to members across the region and to round things off for this academic year we will be putting on the following training courses:  




 Training Course

5th June 2018

The University of Reading

9:30am – 5:00pm Introduction to Casework.


8th June 2018

Solent University

9:30am – 5:00pm Introduction to Casework.


19th June 2018

The University of Reading

9:30am – 5:00pm A fair Disciplinary & Grievance process.


22nd June 2018

Solent University

9:30am – 5:00pm A fair Disciplinary & Grievance process.



 This is for reps who are new to working with members and will cover:

·       Understand UCU’s legal support scheme.

·       Identify the benefits of the Education Support Partnership charity.

·       Review how to communicate effectively with members seeking advice and representation.

·       Understand the importance of individual cases for collective organisation.

·       Develop a collaborative approach with the member and manage expectations.

·       Recognise the importance of confidentiality .

·       Assert your own rights and take care of your own well-being when handling personal cases.

·       Increase you understanding of your workplace’s own policies and procedures.

·       Outline systems for dealing with individual casework in your branch.


This course is ideal for members who are caseworkers or involved in advising members.  The course will help you:

·        Represent members in discussions with employers.

·        Understand how Grievances and Disciplinaries are handled.

·        Understand rights at work.

·        Build confidence in your role and responsibilities as a union rep.

·        Develop the skills you need to be an effective rep.

If you are interested in attending one or more of the above courses please contact

Region will pay for reasonable travelling expenses and lunch and refreshments will be provided on all days.

If you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact RUCU or our Regional Office.