Conference 2019

The first NEU Conference will be held at the ACC in Liverpool from 15-18 April.
Accomodation Arrangements

Accomodation Arrangements

Both NUT and ATL sections will be electing the normal number of delegates under their existing rules separately. This means delegate numbers could exceed 1500. Because of the very large numbers we’ve taken steps to guarantee there are enough rooms available for all delegates and hopefully to simplify the booking process. By booking rooms in such bulk we’ve also negotiated better prices in all hotels. There will be just one point of contact to book all hotels and, providing there are sufficient rooms remaining, local associations will always be given their first choice. Rooms will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Contracts will be made directly with hotels as normal and local associations will be billed directly, as they always have been.

A list of hotels available with prices for single occupancy rooms is below. To book, simply email Karen Dunning at with the following information:

  • Your association/division.
  • Name, phone number, address and email for invoices.
  • How many rooms you need on each night. If you need dates outside those booked, just let Karen know.
  • If you have any special requirements such as family room, disabled access etc. If you don’t yet know this, you will be able to liaise with the hotel as we get closer to April 2019.
  • Your first, second and third choice of hotel, in case there aren’t enough rooms left in your top choice.

Karen Dunning will confirm availability of your selected hotel back to you, pass your details to the hotel and deduct the rooms you’re booking from the total available. The hotel will then issue you a contract (depending on the number of rooms you book) as usual.

Conference will start at 9am on Monday 15 April, so it’s anticipated most delegates will need a hotel room from the night of Sunday 14 April, checking out on the morning of Thursday 18 April.

Please note these prices are for single occupancy rooms, nights of 14-17 April. Double occupancy and family rooms and other dates may cost more; the hotel will be able to advise. All prices are for bed and breakfast and include VAT.

Jurys Inn Liverpool 


Shankly Hotel


Novotel Liverpool Centre


Arthouse Liverpool


Crowne Plaza Liverpool


The Liner Hotel


Radisson Blu Liverpool


Aloft Liverpool


Hilton Liverpool City Centre


Days Inn Liverpool City Centre


Hampton by Hilton Liverpool City Centre


Hotel Indigo Liverpool


Holiday Inn Liverpool City Centre


Hope Street Hotel


Holiday Inn Express Liverpool Albert Dock


Hard Days Night Hotel


Ibis Hotel Liverpool Centre Albert Dock


Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower


Malmaison Liverpool


Ibis Styles Liverpool Centre Dale Street


Aparthotel Adagio Liverpool


Adelphi Liverpool


Hallmark Inn Liverpool


Marriott Liverpool  


30 St James Hotel


Doubletree by Hilton Liverpool



For this Conference only, arrangements will be based on ATL Districts and NUT Associations including delegations, submission of motions, and voting at Conference.

Detailed Conference arrangements are being considered by the JEC and will be circulated to Districts and Associations as soon as available. However, some arrangements were adopted at both Section Annual Conferences this year and can be shared at this stage:


These should be submitted by 3 December 2018 and be no longer than 350 words. This word limit will be strictly applied by the Conference Committee, further guidance will be circulated on how words will be counted. Motions will be circulated to Districts and Associations by 7 January 2019 at the latest.

Conference Committee

The deadline for nominations for the Conference Committee is 31 January 2019

Priority Voting

The closing date for priority voting on motions to be included in the Conference Agenda is 18 February 2019


These should be submitted by 18 March 2019 and be no longer than 200 words. This word limit will be strictly applied by the Conference Committee.


If you have any queries regarding these arrangements please contact Karen Handley on 020 7380 4746 or who will be happy to help.