National YW Education Event 2018

The 2018 National Young Workers’ Education Event has been confirmed to take place over the weekend of Friday, 12 October through to Sunday, 14 October and will take place at The Bull Hotel, Westgate, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1RB.

The event brings together young (under the age of 30) activists over the course of a weekend in which they gain knowledge, skills and confidence about their role in the union and the union’s work in general.

The event will start at 6pm on Friday 12 October and will end at lunchtime on Sunday 14 October.   A timetable will be issued nearer the time.

The cost to send a delegate will be £270. This cost, will include two nights’ accommodation and all meals.

Any younger member wishing to attend should speak to their branch in the first instance.

Download the application form and ask your branch to sign it off and forward to head office (

NYWEE18 Application Form




The National Young Workers Education Event is the coming together of young activists over the course of a weekend to meet colleagues old and new, learn new skills, share their experiences and have a positive impact in the way that the union communicates and interacts with its younger members.


The weekend will give participants the enthusiasm, confidence and tools to go back to their branches and deal with the ever increasing pressures on their union time.


The weekend will enable participants to join a growing community that is CWU Young Workers. They will leave the event knowing that they have support not only from their branches, regions and head office, but also a large national network that is there to help and advise should situations arise that require it.


The success of the weekend has seen young activists return year after year and they are very welcome. It is not just a one-time only event – keep coming back. There is always something new to learn, someone new to meet and 12 months of experiences to relay back to colleagues.