Category: Campaigns

FE National Recruitment Week : w/c 6th March 2017

Message to FE branches from Sarah Parry, Branch Development Organiser: As you know, UCU’s next recruitment week is coming up in week commencing 6 March, and in addition to ongoing recruitment and organising activity in your college, I would like to talk to you about your plans for this week. The focus of the coming…

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UCU National Recruitment Week : November 2016

Branch activity in our region included:   Cumbria University Branch to focus on increasing membership amongst those on hourly paid and/or short term contracts as these are areas underrepresented in our membership.  To do this, the branch will be asking relevant staff to take part in a survey with regards their experience of working at…

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Show us your #UCUmugshot

  “UCU materials are a great way to raise the profile of the union in your workplace. The more the people see the union in their daily lives, the more likely it is that they will think of the union as being something real and relevant to them. UCU produces a wide range of materials…

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New job, join UCU recruitment campaign

The start of term is an ideal time to encourage new members of staff to join UCU. If your institution holds induction days / events, UCU provides a sample induction presentation for branch use: here Our new recruitment infographic is being shared on the region’s social media.   You can also print the double sided Word version A5…

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National Recruitment Week 3 : w/c 16th May 2016

Following the success of February’s NRW2 which saw an 80% increase in new members compared with the same week last year, UCU’s third national recruitment week took place during w/c 16th May 2016. Some of our region’s events:   UCU Gateshead College held a Tuesday morning recruitment stall at the Baltic Campus. UCU Branch Chair, Richard Bathgate was…

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Recruitment, Organising and Campaigning

Part of UCU’s regional operational plan is to increase participation by maximising involvement and understanding of reps and members. To facilitate this, the region has done the following:   Introduced ‘UCU in your region’ emails sent to local contacts to encourage them to get more active, use the regional recruitment materials produced and the region’s…

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‘Tell us What Matters’ : Recruitment stall suggested activity

  With NRW3 approaching, now is the ideal time for your branch to consider introducing a new, engaging way of interacting with members and non-members on a recruitment stall : The ‘Tell Us What Matters’ campaign.  #TellUCUWhatMatters   The idea is: four cylinders are placed on the recruitment stall.  These cylinders are labelled and there…

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National Recruitment Week : w/c 22nd February

  UCU’s second national recruitment week took place during w/c 22nd February 2016. NRW2 resulted in an 80% increase in new members compared with the same week in 2015! Some of our region’s events:   UCU University of Northumbria held lunchtime recruitment stalls at three campuses every day during National Recruitment Week. The branch also took part…

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Northern Region Business Cards

Part of UCU’s regional operational plan is to increase participation by maximising involvement and understanding of reps and members.  A large part of this has been the introduction of a regional online presence.  The Northern Region needs to make reps and members aware of these resources so they can be fully utilised.   ucunorthern.org.uk  …

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“I’m in the union because…” online recruitment / awareness campaign

Would your branch be interested in taking part in a quick and easy recruitment campaign? “I’m in the union because…” photo campaign on social media highlights the diverse reasons for joining and the diversity of our membership.  The campaign is designed as an interactive tool.  Members write their reason for joining UCU on a speech bubble poster.  Photographs…

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