Reps' training: everything you need to know to help you in your role as a rep, plus training for equality reps, advanced negotiating skills and advanced representation. New dates available. There are also courses on employment law; health and safety; organising and recruitment; how to deal with bullying and harassment; and presentation skills. Subsidised courses will help you develop as a freelance. More details, dates and how to book can be found on the NUJ website. NUJ leaflet on reps' training.
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NUJ Training Scotland: courses on social media, filming for i-devices, feature writing, pitching for work, writing for the web, travel writing, blogging, PR and Adobe Photoshop introduction can be found on the Scottish training website.
NUJ Training Wales: there are courses on mentoring and coaching; filming and editing on an iPhone/iPad; building your own website; and data journalism. The full list of courses and dates can be found on the Welsh training website.
Free professional 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 including: creating videos and running a social media campaign in Manchester and London; and finance for freelances in Bristol. Find out more on the FEU training website.
The Centre of Investigative Journalism Summer Conference at Goldsmiths, University of London, is a three-day event from June 28-30 offering a mixture of talks and hands-on classes to equip journalists with up-to-date investigative methods and tools. There is a bursary scheme for people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. For more information and the list of speakers, go to the NUJ website.
UK Conference of Science Journalists: this event at the Francis Crick Institute, London, on Tuesday 16 October is organised by the Association of British Science Writers and will focus on the burning issues in science media and discuss the essential skills required for science journalists. Find out more on the NUJ website.