10 tips to help you get the most from online learning

Online learning has opened the doors to all kinds of opportunities. If you’ve previously found it difficult to take part in training or education because of work or care commitments, or because of the financial cost, you might find that online learning sweeps many of those barriers away. But it can bring its own challenges, […]

Looking ahead with UNISON learning

With holiday season upon us, many of us are breathing a sigh of relief and taking a break before we look ahead to the rest of the year. And there’s plenty to look forward to this autumn. We’re continuing to expand our online learning offer for UNISON members and for UNISON activists. Free online learning […]

Putting it on the calendar: learning and equalities at Loughborough University

Pride Month may be over but for Collina Angus, UNISON learning rep at Loughborough University, equalities are a year-round passion. That’s something that she’s combined with learning to create a dynamic, engaging series of online events, inviting experts to share their knowledge with members at the university. She began last October with an event for […]

Advanced employment law courses for UNISON reps

Our advanced employment law courses have always been popular and aim to supplement the range of training offered at regional level.  These courses are aimed at experienced workplace representatives, who should be ERA accredited and have a basic understanding of employment law (for example, through having completed an Introduction to Employment Law course in their region).  […]

Build your skills with UNISON Learning

We use English and maths every day. But many of us aren’t as confident as we like to be when it comes to our literacy and numeracy skills. That’s why UNISON has launched Skills Builder, an online tool designed to help you feel more comfortable using words and numbers. Skills Builder uses practical examples to […]

Making the Lifetime Skills Guarantee work for you

You could benefit from the government’s ‘Lifetime Skills Guarantee’ offer of a free level 3 training course. Level 3 is equivalent to an advanced technical certificate or diploma, or 2 A levels. If you don’t already have a qualification at that level, and you are in England, you can access a course for free. Here’s […]

April’s Inclusive Learning Bulletin is out now

April’s Inclusive Learning Bulletin – sadly, the last one ever – is available to read online now. In it, you can read about our online event, The Next Chapter of UNISON Learning, find out about our new general secretary’s vision for a UNISON College, and get ideas for upcoming learning events. Download the PDF Read […]

Financial Wellbeing Week is on the way!

This past year has been a rollercoaster for many of us: getting used to living in the midst of a pandemic, experiencing (for many of us) what lockdown means for the first time and the impact this has had on our finances. Many UNISON members have faced financial hardship through sickness, furlough and job loss, […]

The Next Chapter of UNISON Learning

UNISON learning reps, branch education coordinators and lifelong learning coordinators gathered online on Wednesday 17 March for an event exploring The Next Chapter of UNISON Learning. The event was chaired by Margaret McKee, vice chair of UNISON’s Development and Organising committee, who began by wishing participants a happy St Patrick’s Day and thanking participants for […]

February’s Inclusive Learning Bulletin is out now!

This month’s bulletin focuses on literacy – read about UNISON East Midlands’ functional skills drive, Literacy Works Week, and World Poetry Day. And save the date for our spring event, The Next Chapter of UNISON Learning. Download the PDF Read a text-only version