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.
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.
Closing date for applications: 1 April 2020