Events (11th February 2021):

1. Cardiff Lunchtime Talk Series – Thursday 18th February 13:10-14:00 

Next week, we will have Dr. Woon Wong, Reader in Financial Economics in the Cardiff Business School, and Dave Atkins, our UCU pensions officer, talking about “Understanding Pensions: Conversation and Q&A”

Thursday 18th of February 1:10-2pm

Register here.

We hope to see you there!

2. Heart Unions Week 2021 – Free Film Screening of “The Big Meeting”  TODAY 7pm

It is ♥ Unions Week and the Cambridge Trades Council will be hosting an online screening of “The Big Meeting” documentary about the annual Durham Miners Gala (UCU Eastern & Home Counties Regional Committee donated to enable to make the film). This will be followed by a live Q&A with the film makers and one of the organisers of the Gala. The screening will be via Zoom at 7pm on Thursday 11th Feb and the link is below. This will be especially poignant viewing whilst we are in lockdown but hopefully be a positive experience to see and feel something we can look forward to returning to.

Trailer can be viewed here 

Facebook Event here: “The Big Meeting” free film screening with live Q&A | Facebook

If you can’t make it on the night or would like to get your own copy of the film, the filmmakers -Shut Out the Light, are kindly offering the DVD for trade unions for a limited period for £5 instead of £7.50, people just need to go to to redeem it.


3. Annual adult & continuing education national meeting – Saturday 27 February 2021 


This meeting is for branch delegates from UCU branches working in adult and community education and employed in local authorities or the voluntary sector. Each branch may send 2 voting delegates which must be elected by a quorate general meeting or by a quorate branch committee meeting and the registration deadline is the 19th February. You can find more details here.

If you are interested in attending as a Cardiff UCU delegate, please get in touch with the branch, ideally TODAY so that we can vote the delegates at the GM tomorrow.


4.  Wales green transitions network event – Friday 26th February at 14:00 online.  


During the next decade, we foresee the climate emergency impacting upon our professional lives. To ensure that this transition is fair, UCU is working closely with TUC Wales to drive a green recovery and a just transition, building strength in our workplaces and liberating the expertise that sits in our institutions.


Timed to closely follow the 10 February launch of Wales TUC’s ‘greener workplaces for a just transition’ toolkit, this event will give you the opportunity to explore how you can root a just transitions agenda in the workplace.


• Learn – from UCU reps who are already taking this work forward

• Share – your own experiences, successes and challenges

• Network – be inspired and supported to make the change happen

• Access – training, advice and continuing professional development


Please join by clicking the link on this page.