CWU Union Learning Representatives Networking Event 2018 #CWULearn18; #LearningFromEachOther

CWU Union Learning Representatives Networking Event 2018

#CWULearn18; #LearningFromEachOther

This year’s networking event will take place on the 21st & 22nd November 2018 at:

The Elstead Hotel, Knyveton Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3QP

This event will ensure that our ULRs can discharge their legally recognised responsibilities to great effect through networking with other educationalists.

Over the two days, delegates will explore new and innovative ideas on learning and enhance their skills so that they can facilitate both new and ongoing learning opportunities in their workplaces.

This year’s theme is “Learning From Each Other” and will focus heavily on sharing best practice and developing new and innovative learning activities.

There will be opportunities:

· To meet with other CWU Union Learning Representatives

· To attend a skills market

· To attend facilitated workshops

· To hear from high profile guest speakers

· To learn about the latest CWU learning developments

· And to celebrate your achievements!


Wednesday 21st November, 12.50pm – 6.00pm

– Registration from 11.30am, lunch from 12.00 noon – 12.45pm

– Followed by Introductions, skills market, guest speakers and workshops

– Evening Dinner & entertainment

Thursday 9th November 2016, 9.00am until 1.00pm

– Main Event, Workshops and Panel Session – (Exact programme to be confirmed)

Conference Registration

Places are limited for this event so priority will be given, in the first instance, to one ULR from each branch who has not attended the event before but if Branches would like to send additional ULRs to this event please let us know.

Any additional places will be awarded on a first come first served basis and will be confirmed once the final date for registration application has closed.

Please note that Branches are responsible for delegates travel and authorised expenditure for this event. However, we will be providing lunch and an evening buffet on the 21st and lunch on the 22nd November 2018.

Further detail – please read

Branches are asked to book a ULR delegate place by email in the first instance to with contact details including name, Branch, contact number and an email or postal address to which an application form can be sent.

Alternatively, Branches can contact Michelle Simpson or Neil Coleby directly (as listed below).

The form will be sent out to the individual ULR and this will need to be countersigned by the Branch Secretary. Delegates who have specific dietary needs or allergies must advise us of any requirements on the form.

To guarantee that your Branch is represented you must return your completed and signed application form to the Education & Training Department at HQ by Friday 12th October 2018.

You can book accommodation at the Elstead Hotel for a cost of £55 per person per night or £90 for a shared room. This cost also applies if you wish to stay more than one night (apart from weekends).

Please advise the Elstead Hotel that you are attending the CWU ULR Networking Event using the code ULR18. Accommodation at the Elstead will be on a first come-first served basis and you can book into other accommodation in Bournemouth if you wish. A list of nearby hotels is attached which cover a range of prices. Please note that the hotels listed have not been vetted by the CWU so we cannot make any recommendations.

Unfortunately, due to registration and accommodation not being linked, we will not be able to arrange substitutions for delegates. The Branch will need to contact both the Education & Training Dept. and the hotel directly to either notify of cancellation or replacement by another ULR from within the Branch.

This event is being supported by the CWU and the Union Learning Fund (England).


This event should attract paid release for those accredited ULRs working for employers where the CWU is recognised. The event is specifically designed to meet the aims of ULR legislation and is fully supported through the Government Department for Business Innovation and Skills. The ACAS Code of Practice applies.

Any enquiries regarding this LTB should be addressed to Michelle Simpson or Neil Coleby by telephoning 0208 971 7340 (Michelle) or 07801 364088 (Neil) or by email to

Yours sincerely,

Trish Lavelle

Head of Education & Training

18LTB 427 – CWU Union Learning Representatives Networking Event 2018

Nearby Hotels

Premier Inn East, 47 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, BH1 3PA.

Tel: 0871 527 8126

Premier Inn East Cliff, Christchurch Road, St. Swithuns Roundabout, Bournemouth, BH1 3ND

Tel: 0871 622 0703

Bay Majestic, Derby Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 3QE

Tel: 0844 499 9356

Balincourt Hotel, 58 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3PF

Tel: 01202 552962

Coach House Cottage 5 Annerley Rd, Bournemouth BH1 3PG

Phone: 01202 315067

Cransley Hotel 11 Knyveton Rd, Bournemouth BH1 3QG

Phone: 01202 290067

Derby Manor, Derby Rd, Bournemouth BH1 3QB

Phone: 01202 294822

Langtry Manor, Derby Rd, Bournemouth BH1 3QB

Phone: 01202 553887

Royale Hotel, 16 Gervis Rd, Bournemouth BH1 3EQ

Phone: 0844 387 6265

Travel Lodge, 43 Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth BH1 3PH

Phone: 0871 984 6257

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