Training alert - includes HM Government © course

THERE MAY still be still be some places free on the Pitch and Deal training course on pitching and negotiating for freelances on Friday 6 May 2016. But hurry, it's imminent!

It"s at the discount rate of £70 for full NUJ members, £60 for student or unemployed members. And you can see a a nice story from Oxford branch website about a version of the course the tutors ran for them in March at

Please note that due to renovations at NUJ HQ it's not at the usual NUJ training venue but at the Marx Memorial Library, 37A Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU (map). Details:

Other NUJ training events include a two-day course in "Boosting your income with book publishing" on 19-20 May at the same venue as above, £300 to NUJ members. Details are at

And here's a date for your diary - the Intellectual Property Office (IP0) has a copyright training day on 6 September. This covers recent developments in copyright, aimed both at copyright beginners and those already in the know seeking an update. HM Governments IPO advises "book early to avoid disappointment."

Forces within the NUJ are currently lobbying the organisers for NUJ members to be collectively included in the lower "public sector" rate for this training, so watch this space. See: (PDF file).

As ever, the Federation of Entertainment Unions (FEU, which incudes the NUJ) has workshops and e-courses free to members. So keep an eye on

07 June 2016

The Intellectual Property Office confirms that NUJ freelances who are paying their own way can access the course at the lower price. They're talking about it being full up, and organising a repeat.

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