Higher education conference 2015

26 February 2015 9:30am–5:00pm

Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford

A full list of conference decisions will be published here following the conference.

The national conference of UNISON’s higher education service group, to discuss issues and set policy affecting members in higher education.

Registrations 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.

Venue and accommodation

Cedar Court Hotel, Rooley Lane, Bradford, BD5 8HW

The venue

One of the largest purpose-built and banqueting venues in the North. A warm Yorkshire welcome awaits you, and our facilities guarantee a comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable stay. More details: Cedar Court Hotel

Travel arrangements

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

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.


Branches are encouraged to arrange accommodation through VisitLeeds. Using the booking service 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.

Bookings can be made online at the following link:



You can also telephone VisitLeeds on 0113 378 1163.

Hotel bookings for Premier Inn Bradford Central should be made directly via www.premierinn.com or telephone 0871 527 9306.

You can also contact VisitBradford on 01274 433678 or via www.visitbradford.com for general enquiries about accommodation in Bradford.

Who should attend

Full details on who can attend, branch representation, proportionality and fair representation will be in the conference bulletin when available.

Contact the conference office

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

Tel: 020 7121 5123


Conference Motions