Political campaigning in the digital age – find out more about our social media course.

From Occupy to the Arab Spring, from Gaza to Ferguson, we’re often told how social media can liberate us from corporate news interests and allow activists to communicate directly with the each other and the wider public.

We also hear about governments spying on all our online activity, and wonder whether organising online is safe.

Social media is a contentious and rapidly changing phenomenon that is transforming the way we create and consume media, and the way we engage politically. But how do we use it effectively as trade union activists?

We have developed a social media course for trade union activists, to help them navigate this difficult territory.The course covers developing effective campaigns, and spreading them using Facebook, Twitter, Google+, You Tube, Instagram, blogs and a host of other social networks.

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We are currently only delivering the course to the British Isles and Ireland. If you are elsewhere in the world and are interested in running a course, please do still contact us.

Unions and new technology