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Friday 30 November


Why are only around 10 per cent of sports journalists women? This event on Thursday 13 December, organised by NUJ Training Wales, Cardiff Metropolitan University and Welsh equalities charity Chwarae Teg, will bring together academics, media commissioners, industry experts, journalists and trade unionists to discuss the role of women in sports journalism and learn from one another. For more details, including the list of speakers, and to book your ticket, go to the NUJ website.

No Stone Unturned: special London screening at the NUJ HQ of the story of the murder of six people at the Heights Bar, Loughinsland in 1994 and the subsequent cover-up. Since the film was released, NUJ members Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey have been arrested in connection with the investigation and will speak after the event on Thursday 6 December. More details and how to book on the NUJ website.

NUJ LFB requests the pleasure of your company for Christmas drinks on Monday 10 December at the NUJ's London HQ. A special guest will be in attendance! For more details and to reserve your free ticket, go to the NUJ website.

London Independent Broadcasting and New Media branch social: it's that time of the year, join your fellow NUJ members for food, drink and good company on Tuesday 11 December. All welcome. Get your free ticket on the Eventbrite page.

What is this thing called podcasting? Get 2019 off to a great start with our new, one-day introduction to podcasting at the University of South Wales' radio studios in Cardiff city centre on Tuesday 8 January. Find out more and how to book on the NUJ website.

gal-dem magazine founder Liv Little is in conversation with journalist Afua Hirsch on Thursday 7 January at 18.30 at The Groucho Club, London. Find out more on the Media Society website.

Workshops, webinars & training

The NUJ provides free training for reps to help them be effective and confident in their role. This includes: the three-stage reps' programme and health and safety rep training; courses for learning and equality reps; sessions on pensions; advance negotiating skills and advanced representation; on organising and recruitment; and on how to deal with bullying and harassment. Go to the diary of courses to find latest course dates. Download Your handy guide to NUJ reps' training. Any queries, email Still places left on the Health & Safety rep stage 1 in London on Tuesday 4 December.

NUJ Training Wales has an exciting programme of workshops, on-line courses and events. Sign up now for the Mentoring & Coaching Continual Professional Development course in January. Full list on the Welsh training website.

NUJ Training Scotland has a programme of class-based courses and online modules to help journalists with their professional development. Still a few places on TV interviewing skills on Tuesday, 11 December. Courses in January include: confidence skills for women in the media; feature writing; and DSLR filming & editing. Full list on the Scottish training website.

Free professional training 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. Workshops in December in London and Birmingham will help you survive and thrive as a creative freelance; maximise the potential of your technology; and get your book published. Find out more and book your place on the FEU website.

Do you want to learn how to use the Freedom of Information Act? Are you already using the Act, but want to know more about how key provisions are being interpreted? This Campaign for Freedom of Information course on Tuesday 29 January in London will show you how to draft clear and effective requests. Find out more and how to book on the CFOI website.

How can unions respond to harassment at work? Register for this webinar on Tuesday 11 December at 14.00 and Kathryn Mackridge, TUC young workers’ policy officer, will present young workers’ experiences of third-party abuse and show what unions can do to tackle this problem.

Tax return warning

You have already missed the deadline to send in a tax return on paper for tax year April 2017-April 2018. Now you can only do your tax return for that year online. You have until 31 January 2019 to do this. Go to the London Freelance branch website for more information.

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