2019 Higher Education Conference

10 January 2019 9:30am–5:00pm

Crowne Plaza Hotel Wollaton Street Nottingham NG1 5RH

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Important dates

  • Deadline for submission of motions

    20 September 2018 — 12:00 pm

  • Deadline for submission of delegates on the OCS

    2 November 2018 — 5:00 pm

  • Deadline for submission of amendments

    15 November 2018 — 12:00 pm

  • Deadline for submitting reasonable adjustment requests for access

    29 November 2018 — 5:00 pm

  • Deadline for submitting babysitting and creche places on the OCS

    13 December 2018 — 5:00 pm

  • Deadline for Emergency Motions

    3 January 2019 — 12:00 pm

  • Deadline for submitting change of delegates on the OCS

    7 January 2019 — 5:00 pm

Registration and enquiries

If you want to attend the conference, please contact your branch, who can register you as a delegate or visitor on the Online Conference System (OCS). If you have any queries about the conference, contact our conference office (see details below).

Please help us to help the environment

We’re doing our best to reduce the environmental impact of our conferences.  This year, we are providing all delegates with the change to opt out of being sent paper copies of our conference materials as part of the delegates’ dispatch.  All these documents will be available online via the conference app, and on the UNISON website.  You can then download them onto your laptop or tablet to view online while you are at conference.  If you wish to opt out please indicate this on the ‘Extras’ screen options on the Online Conference System (OCS).  If you do not opt out, you will be sent all documentation in hard copy form.

For further information, please see the ‘Opting Out’ document below.

Venue and accommodation

Venue

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Wollaton Street, Nottingham NG1 5RH

Accommodation

Branches are encouraged to arrange accommodation through Visit Nottinghamshire.  Using Visit Nottinghamshire supports the work of our members in local government and ensures our continuing ability, as a not-for-profit organisation, to secure preferential rates for our conference venues.  For full details of current availability and for bookings please go to:

https://book.passkey.com/go/UNISONHE2019

Or you can call Visit Nottinghamshire on 0115 962 8318 for any enquiries.

Please ensure that you have written confirmation of any booked and paid for accommodation.

Travel Information

Branches are asked to book all travel arrangements for conference through Stewart Corporate Travel.  Travel application forms are attached to the conference bulletin below.

Wherever possible, please ensure train tickets are delivered to you directly as collecting them from stations incurs an extra charge.

Travel costs for delegates will be funded nationally; travel costs for visitors must be paid for by the branch.

Branches are responsible for funding their delegates’ and visitors’ attendance at conference.  Subsistence should cover the cost of accommodation, meals, childcare, dependent care and facilitation.

Who should attend?

Full details on who can attend, branch representation, proportionality and fair representation are available in the conference bulletin below.

Contact the Conference Office

UNISON Conference Office, UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY

Tel: 020 7121 5123

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