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Welfare and community 2014

Welfare and comunity issues have always been important to the student movement - and the job has never been harder to do.
Complex problems will give rise to difficult decisions in determining priorities, balancing the needs of different student groups, and challenging damaging behaviours and attitudes. 
This course is specifically designed for welfare and community officers, and in it we aim to give officers in these roles the chance to get to grips with their remits, explore the essential issues, and gain the key skills, knowledge and networks they need to address them in the year ahead.


Who is it for:

  • Welfare officers of HE affiliated unions
  •  Education and Welfare officers of HE affiliated unions
  •  Community officers of HE affiliated unions
  •  Liberation officers of HE affiliated unions
  •  Equality and diversity officers of HE affiliated unions


Learning outcomes:

By the end of the course, delegates will:

  • Consider the role and context of welfare and community work, both on a national and a local level
  • Consider their objectives for their term in office and the other pressures they will deal with
  • Reflect on the challenges in policy and practice they face and how to tackle them
  • Develop the skills to build successful campaigns and achieve change
  • Attend a number of interactive knowledge and skills workshops delivered by key experts
  • Consider the importance of evaluating and celebrating their work
  • Test what they have learned
  • Develop a strong network of other welfare and community officers for the year ahead



15 - 17 July 2014
Registration opens from: 11.00
Course begins at: 12.00
Course finishes at: 12.30
£399 (excl VAT) per delegate*
For education and welfare officers (joint remit role) who wish to attend both the Education and Representation course and Welfare and Community course there is a discounted fee of £499 (excl VAT) per delegate*
* Includes accommodation, meals and training materials

NUS Training team
All trainers who deliver on this course have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in welfare and community issues with the Higher Education sector and many years of experience of welfare and community policy and practice, as well as the student movement.

Delegates who attend this course will be postively challenged by the trainers to be the best that they can be and prepare them for the unique responsibility and challenges they will face during the year ahead.


If delegates have particular learning needs or need course materials provided in alternative formats, please contact: training@nus.org.uk
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Close of registration: 30 June 2014

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