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All health and safety is covered by the Risk Assessment approach, which means looking at potential problems and coming up with ways to deal with them. So, from electrical safety to repetitive strain injuries, from noise to unsafe stages, there is a clear way forward.

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The MU has the special group of Roving Safety Reps who can assist you in your workplace.

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The MU has partnerships with specialist organisations to be able to help musicians address health problems.

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Health and Safety In Orchestras

For those of you returning to work in orchestras, you need to be sure your employer or engager is offering you a safe place to work. This may not be straightforward!

Published: 17 September 2021

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MU Urges New Education Secretary and Schools Minister to Work Together to Protect Music Education

Following the sacking of Education Secretary Gavin Williamson and Schools Minister Nick Gibb – and their replacement by Nadhim Zahawi and Robin Walker respectively – the MU urges the new ministers to work together to address systemic problems affecting music education in England.

Published: 17 September 2021

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MU Education Conference: Explore the Programme

We have launched an interactive new programme page for our in-person Education Conference on 15-16 October, giving full details of all sessions and presenters. You can now book your place online.

Published: 10 September 2021

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Last chance to book

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17 Sep 2021

Guided Meditation

Guided meditation sessions tailored specifically for musicians, based on Ascension meditation techniques.

Online Member only
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17 Sep 2021

Feldenkrais

Learn how to re-set a stressed body using the Feldenkrais method in these free, weekly Feldenkrais Method sessions.

Online
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