Reps' training: new course to help reps and officials understand pension schemes on Thursday 27 September, plus free training on everything you need to know to help you in your role as a rep, plus courses for equality reps and on advanced negotiating skills and advanced representation. There are also free 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.
Introduction to data in journalism: this one-day course on Thursday 5 July organised by London Freelance Branch covers understanding data and risk, assessing data quality, surveys, data sources and combining and manipulating data and graphing. Find out more on the NUJ website.
Do you want to learn how to use the Freedom of Information Act? This one-day course run by the Campaign for Freedom of Information on Wednesday 27 June explains the legislation, shows how to draft clear and effective requests and describes how to challenge unjustified refusals. For more information go to the NUJ website.
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. Please fill in this short online survey to help NUJ Scotland plan its next training schedule.
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 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: Marketing your work and Making effective use of your voice. Find out more on the FEU training website.
Get logged in to TUC Education, the one stop shop for all types of union reps.
The Centre for Investigative Journalism Summer Conference from from 28-30 June offers a mixture of talks, demos and hands-on classes designed to equip journalists interested in up-to-date investigative methods and tools. Find out more on the NUJ website.