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February 2018

Student Event Sponsorship

Student Event Sponsorship

Funding is available through the EIS for student teacher events taking place across all the Scottish Universities.  We would welcome hearing from student groups and societies.  Contact your relevant Organiser to discuss how to apply. 

Contact your EIS Organiser

Value Education Value Teachers

2018/19 Teachers Pay Claim

A number of years of enforced austerity due to bailing out the banks has impacted teachers' pay.  Policies like the 1% public sector cap on pay increases have resulted in teachers' salaries being affected negatively by around 20% in real terms. 

To address this the EIS has submitted a pay claim for 2018/19 of 10% in order to begin the process of getting teachers' salaries back in line with inflation.

You can keep up to date on the EIS website or through social media:

t: @EISUnion using the hashtags #ValueEducationValueTeachers #eis10for10

Find out more about the campaign

Share your Views

The EIS is keen to hear the views of our student members on the quality of their experience of Initial Teacher Education. What is going well in terms of the student teacher experience? Is there anything that is needed to enhance it?

If you have any thoughts that you’d like to share, please email these to Leigh Meechan

Contributions that our student members make to the discussion will be considered by the relevant national committees and matters taken forward as necessary on your behalf.

Thank you in anticipation of your assistance in this important area.

AGM Student Group

The EIS holds an Annual General Meeting every year with delegates representing members from all over Scotland and from all sectors of education. There are debates around some of the big issues in education and decisions are taken on the direction of the union and its policies for the next year.

This year the AGM will be held in Dundee from 7-9 June and there is an opportunity for a group of student members to attend the event for the day on Friday 8 June to listen in on the debate and participate in the fringe events.

If you are interested in being part of the EIS Student Group at the AGM please contact your EIS Organiser.

Graduating this year? Renew your Membership

If you are a post graduate or final year undergraduate student you will have indicated to GTCS your preferred choice of local authority for your induction year or have opted for the preference waiver.

Before the end of May you should know where you will be for your first year of teaching. Make sure that you upgrade your student EIS membership to full EIS membership at that point. The first 16 months of membership are free so there will be nothing to pay until January 2020.

What is the difference between EIS Student and EIS full membership?

As a full member it will still be free until January 2020 (if you started your probation in 2018), and you will get voting rights to take part in ballots and EIS local and national elections. You will have a vote in how the EIS is run, and be entitled to legal advice and representation at both local level and with GTCS procedures.

Upgrade your membership

NUS Conference

The EIS will be attending the NUS Scotland Annual Conference 2018 on Thursday 15th March.  Come and say hello to Organiser Eilidh Porrelli who will be staffing an EIS stall and can answer questions and offer advice on student teacher life as well as give out some goodies.

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