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 UoC and using this as a vehicle to build the membership.


Durham University

Meeting for Queens Campus members and non-members on Friday 25th November with a recruitment stall.

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Gateshead College

Coffee and cake with meet the branch recruitment sessions to be held on a regular basis.


Lakes College West Cumbria

Informal drop-in for “tea, cake and the craque” on Wednesday 23rd November lunchtime. Members are encouraged to bring a non-member with them


Middlesbrough College

‘Tell us what matters’ campaign stall and staff room visits on Wednesday 23rd November


Newcastle College

The branch will be hosting two tea and cake events from 3.30 – 5.00 open to all staff; members are expected to bring a +1.  Tuesday 22nd November in Riverside Dene our School of Education and 23rd November in Lifestyle building School of Construction, Leisure and Sport.


New College Durham

UCU stall in college on Thursday 24th November to combine Recruitment week with Anti- casualisation.  The branch are also planning to go round to all of the workrooms at college that week with recruitment literature.



Newcastle University

Post-grad meeting on Thursday,  Event in Med School on Wednesday. Other events planned.


Northumbria University

Recruitment stalls running ‘Tell us what matters’ campaign. The branch now have their own campaign kit.  Stalls on all three of our campuses, to take place each lunchtime during recruitment week. Everybody who gets a new member to join will receive a goodie bag (tote bag containing various free gifts including those above), as will the new member. We’ll also be providing free muffins to anybody who passes by.


Redcar and Cleveland College

Recruitment stall


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South Tyneside College

Recruitment stall every lunchtime week commencing 21st November.


Stockton Riverside College

Recruitment stall with ‘Tell us what matters campaign’ and cake on Tuesday 22nd November.



Sunderland College

Separate stall/information events at two main sites.




Sunderland University

‘Tell us what matters’ stall and staff room visits and meeting for hpls during w/c 28th November