CWU Union Learning Representatives Networking Event 2019 & Ken McKenzie Award

CWU Union Learning Representatives Networking Event 2019 & Ken McKenzie Award

#CWULearn19; #LearningWithoutLimits

Further to LTB 465/2019, Branches are reminded that places are still available for this year’s CWU Union Learning Representatives Networking event which will take place on the 20th & 21st November 2019 at: 

The Liner Hotel, Liverpool, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool, L3 5QB

This event will ensure that our ULRs can discharge their legally recognised responsibilities to great effect through networking with their peers and education leaders and politicians.

Over the two days, delegates will explore 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 without Limits” and will focus heavily on distance learning resources available to all members irrespective of their workplace or duty. 

There will be opportunities:

· To meet with other CWU Union Learning Representatives 

· To attend facilitated workshops 

· To hear from high profile guest speakers 

· To learn about the latest CWU learning developments 

· And to celebrate your achievements! 

Programme (subject to minor change) 

Wednesday 20th November, 12.50pm – 6.00pm 

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

– Followed by introductions, guest speakers and workshops

– Evening buffet & entertainment

Thursday 21st November 2019, 9.00am until 1.00pm 

– Main Event, Workshops and Panel Session

– (Exact programme to be confirmed)

Also, further to LTB 466/2019, Branches will be aware of the policy adopted at General Conference 2010 to present the “Ken McKenzie Award for Lifelong Learning” which is given to a Union Learning Representative (ULR) or group of ULRs who have made a significant contribution to lifelong learning.

The award is presented each year at this Event. Last year the accolade was awarded jointly to Wayne Callaghan (North Wales & Chester Combined) and Amy Jackson (North Staffordshire Postal) and as usual we received a number of high quality nominations.

There is still time to process applications for this year’s award and nominations can be made by Branches, Regional Education, Learning & Training Sub Committees or Regional Committees via letter or email to my Department.

Nominations should include a précis of the nominated ULR or group of ULRs endeavours and achievements and be sent to: Michelle Simpson, Equality, Education & Development Department, CWU, 150 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1RX or email

The closing date for nominations will be Monday 4th November 2019. 

Conference Registration

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 20th and lunch on the 21st November 2019. 

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 (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 Equality, Education & Development Department at HQ by Monday 4th November 2019. 

You can book accommodation at The Liner Hotel for a cost of £67.50 per person per night. This cost also applies if you wish to stay more than one night (apart from weekends).

Please advise The Liner Hotel that you are attending the CWU ULR Networking Event using the code 1911COMMUN. Accommodation at The Liner will be on a first come-first served basis and you can book into other accommodation in Liverpool if you wish. For a list of nearby hotels, see below. 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 the Equality, Education &

Development Department 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 by telephoning 020 8971 7340 or by email to

Yours sincerely,


Kate Hudson
Head of Equality, Education & Development


Nearby Hotels

The Lord Nelson Hotel, Hotham Street, Liverpool, L3 5PD

Tel: 01517095161

Holiday Inn Liverpool – City Centre, Lime Street, Liverpool, L1 1NQ

Tel: 0151-7097090

Liverpool Marriott Hotel City Centre, One Queen Square, Liverpool, L1 1RH

Tel: 0151 476 8000

Adelphi Hotel, Ranelagh St, Liverpool, L3 5UL Tel: 0871 222 0029

Printworks Hotel, 13-15 Renshaw Street, Liverpool, L1 2SA

Tel: 0151 708 4008

19LTB 596 – Reminder ULR Networking Event Ken McKenzie Award 2019


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