Role of the ULR Within the SCP Branches<br />Judith Sullivan 2010<br />
Introduction<br />Explain who I am and what I have been doing.<br />How many ULR members are there here tonight?<br />JS to discuss how she is trying to motivate her branch:<br />Questionnaire to identify learning needs.<br />How many of you have done learning questionnaires?<br />What is your opinion about the results?<br />
Results of Questionnaire Buck Branch<br />Members felt training was important for HPC registration.<br />They would like to improve their computer skills.<br />They wanted the opportunity to have study days and evening courses.<br />They required help with their CPD portfolios.<br />
Branch ULR Role<br /> Working with members and other union reps to improve learning opportunities and keeping them informed of training and courses.<br />Offering information and support to members about learning issues.<br /> Helping individuals to overcome barriers which may prevent them getting involved in learning. <br />Accessible to members to discuss any matters.<br />
Personal Journey<br />Benefit's<br />Development of own Skills and Knowledge.<br />Building Contacts and Networking.<br />Development of a learning strategy. Using a systematic approach to problem solving .<br />Personal Satisfaction.<br />Downs<br />Motivation of members is difficult unless regulation enforces it.<br />Personal time is used, may result in loss of earnings as a private practitioner.<br />Infringement on family commitments.<br />
Dunstable College<br />Interview with head tutor of Union Learn courses at Dunstable.<br />Accessing the facilities of the college for the launch of Pebblepad and the Huddersfield modules.<br />Basic computer training, leading on to more advanced courses for branch members. This is all free as long as at least 12 people register on each course. <br />Poor interest might jeopardise the availability of courses. <br />It may be necessary to build a network of adjoining branches from nearby locations to ensure full participation.<br />A cost may be incurred for tutors, money to come out of branch funds.<br />
Training Opportunities for Branches<br />Pebblepad<br />Launch November 2010<br />Trial format for CPD and electronic portfolio for 1 year.<br />Encouraging: reflective practice and concurrent record keeping.<br />Private and secure storage of files in one virtual box.<br />Huddersfield Modules<br />Launch January 2011<br />Distance Learning<br />Access to University and Electronic Library including Cochrane and Athens.<br />Modules include: Pharmacology, Wound Healing, LA, Practice Management and Audit and Research.<br />
Training & Responsibilities of ULR <br />Training<br />3 day Training (level 1)<br />Learning needs Questionnaire<br />Branch member Interviews<br />Further opportunities include: Level 2 ULR; Diploma in Employment Law; Occupational Health and Safety. <br />Responsibilities<br />TUC<br />Information gathering<br />Reporting to senior ULR’s<br />Acting on members behalf<br />
TUC Southern and Eastern Education Teamwww.UNIONREPS.org.uk<br />Befordshire:<br />Central Bedfordshire College Dunstable. MushtaqArainmarain@dunstable.ac.uk<br />Highways Agency, Manton Lane, Bedford. MushtaqArainmarain@dunstable.ac.uk<br />Cambridgeshire: Huntingdonshire Regional College, Huntingdon. Simon Crisfordtucemail@example.com<br />Essex: <br />Westbury Centre, Barking. Alison Foster firstname.lastname@example.org<br />Colchester: Colchester Institute, Centre for Trade Union Studies. Trisha Alford email@example.com<br />Chelmsford: Chelmsford College, 1 Wells Street, Chelmsford. Trisha Alford firstname.lastname@example.org<br />Greater London:<br />College of Haringey Enfield and North East London, N15. Alison Foster email@example.com<br />West Thames College, Isleworth, West London. Pam Singer firstname.lastname@example.org<br />WEA, Clinton Street London EC2A. Becky Wright email@example.com<br />Lewisham College, Deptford, London SE8. Rossina Harris firstname.lastname@example.org<br />South Thames College, London SW15. Graham Peterson email@example.com<br />Hampshire: Southampton City College. Sucha Sing firstname.lastname@example.org<br />Kent: <br />Red Star Learning Centre, Chatham.Rossina Harris email@example.com<br />Maritime House, Dover. Rossina Harris firstname.lastname@example.org<br />Norfolk: Norwich Trade Union Studies Centre, Norwich. Mark Hughes email@example.com<br />Oxfordshire: Walton Street, Ruskin College, Oxford. Nigel Williams firstname.lastname@example.org<br />Suffolk: Bury St Edmunds: Mar Hughes email@example.com<br />Sussex:<br />Sussex Downs College, Newhaven. John Nothardjohn.firstname.lastname@example.org<br />Tbc, Hastings John Nothardjohn.email@example.com<br />TbcWorthing. John Nothardjohn.firstname.lastname@example.org<br />
Finally<br />Education, achievements, understanding and personal attributes enhance an individual’s ability to successfully explore opportunities.<br />
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