How do I join?
Ustream is FREE, quick and simple, just click the link below and you will be
taken to the Police Federation Ustream channel.
will only be live at the time of broadcast, until that time you will see the
following message ‘This channel is
need to log in if you want to take part in the text discussion and submit a
question. Click on the ‘login’ option in the top right-hand corner of the page,
a login screen will appear, select the blue ‘sign up’ option at the bottom of
the pop-up page.
Logging in via Facebook
You will be
given an option to log into Ustream via Facebook. You can use your Facebook
email and password to login. If you login to Ustream via Facebook you will have
the option to participate in the discussion via the social stream which appears
on the right hand side, you can submit a question by writing in the social
stream text box.
Does it take long to login to Ustream?
No. It only
takes two minutes to register and all you need is your email address and a
password containing at least five characters – your password must include one
uppercase and one lowercase letter.
You will not
be asked to enter any card or payment details, joining Ustream is FREE.
have logged in you should be redirected back to the Police Federation online
discussions channel page, if not, re-click the link provided above.
When should I register?
You can sign
up in advance, we recommend that you register at least 10 minutes before the
discussion is due to start. This will allow enough time to register and to
ensure you have installed the correct version of Adobe Flash. You should also
check that your speakers are switched on to allow you to hear the presentation.
How do I ask a question?
In order to
participate in the discussion and ask questions you will need to type in the ‘Chat’
text box, which appears to the right hand side of the live video box (if you’re
using a PC), or just below the video (if you are using a mobile or tablet
If you are
logged in via Facebook or Twitter it will be called ‘Social Stream’ and will
have the option to ‘say something’ –your question will not be posted to your
Facebook account unless you chose to ‘share’ it by clicking the ‘share’ button
in the chat box.
how many questions are being asked it may not be possible for the presenter to
cover all queries – but they will certainly try to. PFEW Communications staff will be on hand to
help the presenter(s) keep track of questions and they will also try to provide
further information in the chat box.
Do I need a twitter or Facebook
account to join?
No, you can
register direct to Ustream.
Can I watch the video without
participating in the discussion?
Yes, you can
watch on Ustream and it will also be broadcast on the PFEW website but you will
not be able to ask questions unless you log in to Ustream.
will be recorded and available to download and watch back at a later date.
I am unable to participate in the
live discussion, can I send a question in advance?
Yes, you can
submit a question in advance by tweeting a question followed by the hashtag
can be submitted via Twitter one week in advance of the chat, starting from 26
September until the chat goes Live. Questions submitted via Twitter whilst the
chat is in process may not be seen.
If you do not have Twitter use can email your question to firstname.lastname@example.org, please state in your email that the question is for the online discussion.
discussion will be recorded and available to download following the session.
Questions submitted in advance will be answered first but depending on how many
are received we may not be able to reply to all during the chat, so any
unanswered may be tweeted or emailed back separately in the days following the
Can I share the link with colleagues?
share the link above with colleagues who may be interested in joining the
session. If you use social media, the hashtag for promoting the event is
Can only police officers join the
sessions are aimed solely at PFEW members, however anyone who has the link and
registers is technically able to participate. While the content of the chat is
not confidential, participants should be mindful that it is possible members of
the public, journalists and others from outside the police service can watch
and join the discussion, if they want to.
Do I need to install
You will need the latest version of Adobe Flash Player. You
should be prompted to download the latest version automatically when you log into
Ustream. It is free to do so and should
only take a few minutes however sometimes Flash is incompatible with certain
browsers. If this is the case you might want to try downloading the Ustream App
on your smartphone or tablet and joining the discussion that way. If you are using a work computer you may need
your IT department to authorise the download, so it’s worth checking if it
works in advance.
Can I use Ustream on my
smartphone or tablet?
Yes, there is an App available for most devices.