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Friday 26 July


Events & training opportunities

Manchester Pride: the parade takes place on 24 August, with music and events over the August Bank holiday. Find out more on the Pride website.

Owning A Collaborative Media: join The Ferret’s Summer Gathering on Saturday 31 August at the University of Stirling to discuss ways to improve media accountability and effectiveness, hear expert views on some of the main issues we work on and gain the skills we use to learn the facts. Find out more on the NUJ website.

Tax advice: accountancy firm HW Fisher & Company is running another of its successful seminars on tax for the self-employed and staffers who have recently become freelance on Thursday 5 September. Free to NUJ members, find out more on the NUJ website.

PR & Communications training: If you are looking to learn new skills or see if you are already on the right track towards a career in PR and communications, then this NUJ course on Friday 13 September is for you. Find out more on the NUJ website.

NUJ training Reps' Stage 2, Glasgow: if you have completed Stage 1, then book your place on this course on Thursday 12 September to enhance your skills as a rep. Find out more on the NUJ website.

NUJ Training Scotland: Google workshop for journalists on Wednesday 28 August and subbing and text handling on Tuesday 3 September. Find out more on the Scottish training website or contact joanm@nuj.org.uk

NUJ Training Wales: courses on how to shoot and edit on an iPhone/Pad in Cardiff and Wrexham. Find out more on the Welsh training website.

Introduction to TV drama scriptwriting: back by popular demand, this one-day course will help you take the germ of an idea from script to screen on Saturday 12 October. Find out more on the NUJ website.


Appeal from FEU Training

Our funding in jeopardy!  The very successful training programme we run with other Federation of Entertainment Unions is funded by government. We are expected to hit a range of targets, including the completion of SkillsCheck, designed to help you assess your ability in the key topics of English, maths or ICT. If we do not reach the target for these short, online quizzes, we will lose the funding and the training programme will end. FEU Training is a free benefit for members, providing a range of workshops, webinars and other resources to help you with your career. Please take the online SkillsCheck. Each takes between five and 15 minutes. When you register you will be asked "Are you undertaking this learning assessment in association with unionlearn/TUC Education?" Select Non-unionlearn and then choose NUJ from the dropdown menu. Please go to SkillCheck to get started and help save our funding. 

Upcoming FEU courses: book now for these free, one-day workshops which will help you: use MailChimp for emails, newsletters and mailing lists; develop your communication skills; learn strategies and tips to achieve your career goals; learn the key steps to become a successful blogger; manage your freelance finances to avoiding being skint.


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