ULR Conference 2017 Organising to Learn - Learn to Organise

27 Mar 2017

ULR Conf17-2

On 23rd March 2017, the annual Union Learning Reps Conference was held in the Wellington Park Hotel in Belfast. 

Over 80 ULRs attended and heard from key speakers addressing the theme of Organising to Learn – Learn to Organise.




The latest Union Learn publications,

Do you have what it takes to be a ULR?’ and ‘Your Union Learning Rep Can Help!’

where distributed at Conference.                                                                                                   


Owen Reidy, Assistant General Secretary, ICTU, opened conference and presented awards to:

Sylvia Rzepka, UNISON

Open University Trade Union Learner of the Year 2017ULR Conf17-5

John Kennedy, UNITE, JTI Gallaghers

Essential Skills Trade Union Learner of the Year 2017

Gareth Moore, AEGIS

Union Learning Representative of the Year 2017

Winners' Stories


Speakers' Presentations

Wendy Burton, Director of Scottish Union Learning, STUC

Janette Nhangaba, Widening Access Manager, The Open University

Frances McCullough, Lead Employment Officer, Workable NI with SES

Sinead Devine, Project Officer, The Reading Rooms Project

Andrew Tumilson, ULR, RCN

Roisin Graham, ULR Tutor, NIPSA


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