1 – 3 May 2020

Hilton at Ageas Bowl, West End, Southampton SO30 3XH

Covid-19: All UNISON South East meetings and events are postponed until end of May 2020. Everyone who has registered for the BIG Weekend will be informed of the new date as soon as possible and will not need to register again.

We look forward to welcoming you to the first UNISON South East BIG Weekend, taking place this year at the Hilton at Ageas Bowl in Southampton. The BIG Weekend combines our two biggest regional events, Branch Officers Training Weekend, and the Regional Strategy Weekend, to create the biggest gathering of South East activists outside of National Delegate Conference!

This is a residential event and delegates will automatically be booked accommodation for either 1 night or 2 nights, depending on which course they attend. Branches are responsible for registration costs, delegate travel and other expenses.

Download the programme here

What’s on?

Friday 1 May

Regional Council Meeting – 12noon – 4pm, including lunch

Big Weekend registration opens – 4.30pm – 5.30pm

Drinks reception – 5.30pm – 6.00pm

Celebration dinner and awards ceremony – 6.30pm – 9.00pm

Disco – 9.00pm – late

Saturday 2 May

Branch Officer Training – 9.30am – 4.30pm, including lunch

Strategy Workshops (you will be asked to choose two) 9.30am – 4.30pm, including lunch.

Event ends at 4.30pm for Strategy workshop delegates

Branch Officers only: Dinner and quiz – 5.30pm – 9.00pm

Sunday 3 May

Branch officers courses – 9.30am – 12.30pm

Sunday roast – 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Event ends at 1.30pm for Branch Officer delegates

How to apply

The BIG Weekend has strictly limited places, so you’ll want to book at soon as possible! You can download an application form below, you will need your branch to approve your application.

UNISON The BIG Weekend Application Form

Closing date for applications: 1 April 2020