Revising and revolutionising the three Rs with Wranx

UNISON is working with Unionlearn and Wranx to support members by providing free bite-sized functional skills and GCSE maths and English revision online.  The content for each module has been written in conjunction with Gateshead College (rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted).  The maths and English revision modules, as well as other courses, have been developed […]

UNISON Learning launches new partnership with e-Careers

UNISON is delighted to announce a partnership with e-Careers that will allow our members to claim a discount on online courses across a whole range of subjects, from accountancy to web design. Visit the e-Careers site For countless numbers of our members, the way to improved career prospects is through learning, whether they want to […]

UNISON learning reps recognised with Unionlearn awards

UNISON learning reps Jane Eyre and Beverley Herring from Blackpool Health branch, and Donald McCombie from Birmingham City branch, were recognised with awards at today’s Unionlearn conference for their efforts in supporting learning in the workplace. Donald’s activity as a learning rep has seen him running sessions for workers facing forced job transfer or redundancy, […]

Celebrating learning: winning writers and hope for the future

Delegates gathered to discuss the future of learning at a fringe meeting of UNISON’s national delegate conference in Brighton last week. And the winning entry of our first ever writing competition was revealed. Judges Genevieve Clarke (The Reading Agency), Andrew Jennison (UNISON learning representative, De Montfort University), Kathleen Jowitt (UNISON staff member and award-winning author) and […]

Growing our own tutors

Are you interested in an opportunity to get involved in running training and education for UNISON members and other adults? UNISON in collaboration with one of our education partners, the Workers Educational Association (WEA), is seeking UNISON members to become part-time tutors for the WEA to teach and train on a variety of membership and […]

Learning tastes good at Solent University

UNISON Southampton District branch and Solent University teamed up to celebrate Learning At Work Week in a delicious way. The university’s Nutrition Lab was opened up to around fifty UNISON members and non-members, who had the chance to try out some recipes, learn some facts about nutrition and find out how much sugar goes into […]

Learning At Work Week: style and substance at Blackpool Victoria

When Learning at Work Week (LaWW) began on Monday 14th May, all eyes were on the mezzanine at Blackpool Victoria Hospital to see how union learning reps (ULRs) Bev Herring and Jane Eyre would be launching this year’s packed programme of events at ‘the Vic’. Expectations were high after dancing drag queens kicked off proceedings […]

Bringing numbers to life on National Numeracy Day

UNISON is delighted to be a champion of the first ever National Numeracy Day – which takes place on 16 May 2018. Nearly half the working age UK population have the numeracy skills that would normally be expected of a primary school child. The average cost to individuals with poor number skills is £460 per […]

A vast wealth of creativity: guest blog by Donald McCombie

In his years working with UNISON member learning at Birmingham City branch, Donald McCombie has organised a huge range of creative activities. In this blog he talks about that. I have always believed that within the membership of UNISON there lies a vast wealth of creativity. Mostly people are just lacking the opportunity to use […]

Getting ready for Learning At Work Week

Learning At Work Week is an ideal opportunity for union learning reps and other UNISON activists to promote learning in the workplace, to raise the union’s profile, and to start conversations about training needs with the employer and with colleagues. It can also be a lot of fun! Co-ordinated by the Campaign for Learning, it […]