Events (February 18th 2021):

.  Cardiff Lunchtime Talk Series – TODAY 13:10-14:00  


Dr Woon Wong, Reader in Financial Economics in the Cardiff Business School, and Dr Dave Atkins, our UCU pensions officer, will be talking about “Understanding Pensions: Conversation and Q&A”. To join please use this link.

Next week, we will have another talk of our series Resist! The future of collective action and unionisation with Professor Jean Jenkins talking about: ‘The Struggle for Freedom of Association: Organising Against the Odds at the Grass Roots’

Thursday 25th February 13:10-14:00

Join using this link

We hope to see you there!


2.   Stop deaths in custody Solidarity and Justice for Refugees Public Meeting  

Thursday March 4 at 5.00pm


UCU Black Lives Matter is organizing a public meeting, supported by our branch, in protest of institutional racism in the police and in solidarity to the victims of police brutality, including Mohamud Hassan who died recently in Cardiff following his detention by the South Wales Police. To join this event, please register here. 


3. UCU week of action against workplace racism – 22-26 February 2021 

Community accountability: an antiracism for abolitionist times

The sixth week of action against workplace racism will be held from the week beginning Monday 22 February 2021. This annual campaign event has grown from strength to strength as it involves a whole union approach in tackling the issues of workplace racism and its impact on careers, mental health and well-being and relationships with peers/students. For more information and events, click here.


4. Risk assessment: No return until safe 

24 February & 1 March 2021, 1:30pm – 3.30pm, Online, (National course)

This online course has been designed for Reps and activists who are looking to better understand the risk assessment process. The course will take account of the pandemic, look at how current Health and Safety legislation can help, and discuss strategies for involving members. Click here for more information and to register. 


5.  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.