How to write a successful popular science book: this Association of British Science Writers event on Thursday 22 February in London brings together an expert panel who will give tips on how to get a popular science book published. Find out more on the NUJ website.
Freedom of Information, Factchecking and Feminism Workshop: this women-only workshop on Monday 15 January in Glasgow is being held by NUJ Scotland in partnership with The Ferret, the investigative journalism platform, and Women in Journalism Scotland to equip more women to submit FOI requests and carry out fact checks. More information on the NUJ website.
Reps' training: the NUJ runs a range of free courses to provide reps with information to help them in their role, including: employment law updates; courses in health and safety; organising and recruitment; how to deal with bullying and harassment; and how to become confident in giving speeches. More details, dates and how to book can be found on the NUJ website.
NUJ Training Scotland: whether it is social media, filming for i-devices, feature writing, pitching for work, writing for the web, travel writing, blogging or Adobe Photoshop introduction, there are plenty of training opportunities listed on the Scottish training website, including online courses.
NUJ Training Wales: there are courses on mentoring and coaching; filming and editing on an iPhone/iPad; surviving and thriving as a freelance; and strategic communications. Booking is open for an Institute of Leadership & Management Certificate programme in Coaching & Mentoring on 28 February and 14 March. This training programme is significantly cheaper than commercial alternatives at only £50 for NUJ members. NUJ Training Wales also holds special theme-based events. The full list of courses and dates can be found on the Welsh training website.
Free workshops: sign on at the Federation of Entertainment Unions' training website and as a member of the NUJ you will be able to take part a range of free workshops, webinars and online courses to help your work as a freelance. Find out more from the FEU training website.
Using the FOI Act: this practical course on Wednesday 7 February in London is designed to help campaigners, researchers, journalists and others make effective use of their rights under the Freedom of Information Act and parallel environmental information regulations. Find out more and how to book on the CFOI website.