Party conferences

Visit our stands and attend our fringe events at the party conferences to find out more about our funding campaign.

We believe that a fairly funded education system – with qualified and continually trained teachers and education professionals, working in well-maintained schools and colleges with enough places for every learner at every level – will provide an education that enables children and adults to engage fully with the world around them, enrich their lives and chart a route from poverty.

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School cuts – what’s the damage?

Cuts by the Government put education at risk. Increased funding is desperately needed to safeguard our children’s education. We are asking the Government to change course and invest, not cut.

Conference Date Location Fringe Fringe location
TUC Congress 10 September - Wednesday 13 September


Brighton Centre

Tuesday 12 September

12:45 - 13:45

The Restaurant, Brighton Centre

Lib Dems

Saturday 16 September - Tuesday 19 September

Bournemouth International Centre

Sunday 17 September

13:00 - 14:00

Purbeck Suite, Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott

Labour Sunday 24 September - Wednesday 27 September Brighton Centre

Sunday 24 September

17:45 – 19:15

Hall 7 – Thames, Hilton Metropole


Sunday 1 October - Wednesday 4 October

Manchester Central

Tuesday 3 October

12:45 - 14:00

Stanley Suite, Midland Hotel


Saturday 7 October - Tuesday 10 October

Harrogate International Centre Sunday 8 October

18:30 - 19:45

Please note that with the exception of our Liberal Democrat fringe, our meetings are taking place within the conference security cordons. You will need to have a conference pass to attend - passes can be obtained from the respective parties.

Visit our stand

The National Education Union will have a stand at every conference. Come along and try your hand at our game ‘School funding – higher or lower?’ to find out the impact of school cuts. Make sure you tweet @NEUnion with your pictures from the day using the hashtag #schoolcuts.

Our campaigns

We're fighting for a fairly-funded education system, with highly trained and qualified teachers and educational professionals who have manageable workloads, fair pay and good working conditions.

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