Learning on Zoom

Here you will learn about registering for and joining Zoom Study Sessions, and what the Study Sessions contain.

Zoom FAQs / Troubleshooting

Zoom Basics

Helpful advice on using zoom is here on the Tech and Data shelf of the Rebel Toolkit

Do I need a Zoom account to access Sessions?

You do not have to sign up to a Zoom account to join Sessions. You can access Zoom by clicking on the Zoom link provided.

Note: If you would like to create a Zoom account and join via an account, advice would be to set this up and download Zoom at least 15 minutes before the Session so it gives you time to set it up correctly.

I cannot find the email for the Zoom Session for which I registered.

Sometimes emails are directed to spam.

If you're completely new to using zoom with XR

XR uses zoom a lot for our meetings and we have a few ways of working that might be different to what you are used to.

If Foundation Programme sessions will be your first time using Zoom with XR, we recommend you read this short introductory page.

If I can't make a Session do I need to let you know?
Can I cancel my place in a Session if I have pre booked?

As mentioned in the previous question - if you have registered for a Session in advance, you will be able to cancel the booking in advance via the confirmation email.

If I miss Sessions will I get another chance to go?

Zoom Sessions

This section describes the various Zoom sessions that you will find in the Foundation Programme, how to register for them and what to do if you can't attend.

FP Community Meetings

During your course, there are several opportunities to get together with the FP team and your fellow students. These FP Community Meetings are a great way to share information about how you are getting on, ask questions and find support.

Hosted Training Sessions

The Hosted Training sessions include:

For full information on the The Hosted Training sessions, click here.

Registering for FP Community Meetings and Hosted Trainings

Students are asked to register in advance for all live Zoom sessions:

Hosted Training Sessions

In the Foundation Programme, all live Hosted Training sessions are with expert trainers and it is best to attend these in person wherever possible.
If you can't manage to come to a session, you may have the option of booking a later date or watching a recorded version. Links to recordings are on the Course Schedule form.

Welcome to Extinction Rebellion

As it's name suggests, this session is a brief introduction to the movement.
It covers how XRUK began and why Nonviolent Direct Action was chosen as our main strategy for action. You'll learn about our Three Demands and our Ten Principles & Values, the various ways you can join in with XRUK, and where you can find lots of other useful information.

XR's Communication Tools - Hub and Mattermost

In this session, you'll learn how to use The Hub - XR's "telephone directory" - and get onto Mattermost. Mattermost is an app that is something like WhatsApp but better as it allows you to find and communicate with anyone in XR, anywhere in the world.

Nonviolent Direct Action (NVDA)

NVDA is at the heart of XR’s campaign strategy. It is very important for rebels to fully understand why it was chosen and how we use it, to be able to discuss personal views and hear those of others, and to ask questions. For all these reasons, active participation is key and so this training is NOT recorded.

Please note - if you are planning to attend any XR action, it is strongly recommended that you attend a live NVDA training first, and also a Know Your Rights (KYR) training.

Introduction to Meetings

XR runs on meetings - lots of meetings! - and we run them in a way that may not be familar to you. Come to this essential training and you will: 

This is another training where physical attendance is central to the learning process and, therefore, it is also not available as a recording. Currently, there is no equivalent learning source, so please do your best to attend one of these sessions.

How XR Works and Who Makes the Decisions

In XR, we strive to disperse power and decision-making throughout the movement. This is accomplished through a Self Organising System. In this Hosted Training session we consider:

This session is run especially for the Foundation Programme. It runs from 7.00 to 8.00pm with an additional 30 minutes for Q&A. If you cannot attend, you can watch the recording here.

Skills, Boundaries and Interacting with Your Team

This session is also unique to the Foundation Programme. It is ideal to attend in person to make the most of the opportunties for personal reflection and writing.

The session is essential for those wishing to join an XR team!

Joining an existing team can be scary. It’s hard to know where to start and it’s hard to get your head around what is going on (as you may have learned in Introduction to Meetings!). Feelings of anxiety and overwhelm are common even if we already have an idea of what we want to do.

This workshop aims to cut through the chaos.

We consider:

By the end of this session, we hope you will:

Remember, we are volunteering our time to XR, not sacrificing it.