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Meeting 01 June 2024

WSWE Local Members' Day in Swindon

Two workshops on music education, a member meet up, one-to-one slots with an MU Official and Portable Appliance Testing.

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Date Saturday, 1 June 2024
Time 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location Swindon
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General enquiries:

Ruth Ballantyne

Find out more:

St Margaret's Centre, Stratton, Swindon, SN3 4NY.

About the event

This is an opportunity to engage with your MU Regional Officials, Ruth and Calliope, at a venue near you. The day will include access to workshops, portable appliance testing (PAT), meeting other members and a one-to-one opportunity with an official for questions and advice, all free as a benefit of your MU membership.


  • Good practice and protecting yourself

10:15 am - 11:00 am

Learn more about the practicalities of keeping yourself and your students safe during your teaching work as well as looking at good practice, the steps you can take and the MU resources that are available.

Whether you work in schools, privately at home, talent development organisations, community settings, university or higher education, it’s important to consider the way you work to ensure you’re protecting yourself.

  • Working as a self-employed teacher

11:15 am -12:00 pm

A session that explores what it means to work as a self-employed teacher. Whether you are currently self-employed, or looking to start work as a self-employed teacher, this session will help you to consider the practicalities.

Member Meet up

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

An informal opportunity to meet with other MU members in your area, start up those conversations and build your networks.

To book your place on the workshops and member meet up, please email Please ensure that you state all the sessions you would like to attend when you contact us.

Additional options

Booked subject to availability, on a first come first served basis.

  • One-to-one sessions with a Regional Official

You may have questions about your career and how best to move forward, or perhaps you have a legal query or a project which you would like to get up and running but need some initial advice? These one-to-one, 30 minute sessions, are available between 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Please include the topic/any specific questions you would like to discuss when making your booking.

To book a slot, please email

  • Portable Appliance Testing

This is an opportunity to ensure that your equipment is safe and you are able to provide assurances for your insurance, venues and bookers. 30 minute slots are available to book between 10:00 am - 4:00pm, for up to six musical items.

Find out more and book your slot.

How to attend

Please email to confirm which sessions you would like to attend.

Hot and cold drinks, as well as biscuits will be provided, but lunch is not included.


The MU makes every effort to ensure that all events we organise are accessible to everyone who would like to attend. We want to provide equal access to our events for all of our members. If you have any access requirements you would like us to be aware of, please contact the regional office on 029 2045 6585 or via email at least one week ahead of the event to discuss what you need.

If you have booked a ticket for a personal assistant or support worker to be with you during an event, please let us know so we can make sure your seats are allocated together

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