ULR Conference 2017

23 March 2017, 09:30am - 01:30pm

Union Learning Representative Conference 2017

Organising to Learn, Learn to Organise


Thursday 23rd March 2017

9.30am – 1.30pm

Wellington Park Hotel,

21 Upper Malone Rd,
Belfast, BT9 6RU.


Opening Address by the Permanent Secretary, Department for the Economy

Andrew McCormick (TBC)


Special Guests

Wendy Burton, STUC.

The Reading Rooms Project



Union Learning Representative of the Year

Essential Skills Trade Union Learner of the Year

Open University Trade Union Learner of the Year


This year the ULR Conference will utilise speakers, stalls and workshops to look at:

  • Methods we have used to promote Union Learning to, hard to reach workers
  • Reaching out to the wider community    
  • Union Learning beyond Essential Skills
  • Experiences of ULRs and the Union Learning Fund Project participants.
  • Ways of developing the Union Learning programme.

For those new to Union Learning or interested in the concept the day will be a useful introduction and an opportunity to network with existing ULRs, identify sources of support, and meet with education providers. The Conference is aimed at:

  • Existing ULRs,
  • Officials with responsibility for Union Learning and/or Union Education, and
  • Members/ Officers with an interest in becoming involved in Union Learning.


Welliington Park Hotel, Belfast

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