Learning at Work Week 2024

Explore the power of learning during this year’s national Learning at Work Week 13-17 May.

UNISON College Learning at Work Week timetable 2024


Learning at Work Week is an annual event that highlights the importance and benefits of learning and development.

It’s a great chance to try out short versions of some of our courses and workshops, and find out more information about where to go next with your learning journey.

All the sessions are available free of charge and are open to all.

See below for a description of each session and when it will be running. You can sign up for as many as interest you by completing registration form via the link below. All sessions will be delivered online via Microsoft Teams.

Power to be you, Monday 13th May 12 – 1pm
A taster course looking at how to build self-esteem, confidence, and speaking skills. It will also explain what education opportunities are available as a UNISON member.

Social media, Tuesday 14th May 1 – 2pm
An introductory workshop providing an overview of social media. What it is, what it’s used for, and how to use it. Whether as an individual, for your branch, campaigns, news, events and beyond.

Importance of ULRs, Wednesday 15th May 12 – 1pm
A taster course that explores the role, functions and impact of a Union Learning Rep (ULR), and how to become one.

Every penny counts, Wednesday 16th May 1 – 2pm
An introductory session for those who want to improve the way they manage their personal finances and learn how to budget

Speaking with confidence,  Friday 17th May 12 – 1pm
A short Introductory workshop that explores ways to improve verbal communication.


Registrations are closed but your next steps await below…


More information



There are many activities and sessions being run across the regions and branches. Please contact your region to find out what’s happing near you.

Become a Union Learning Rep (ULR)

UNISON learning reps (ULRs) encourage and support other colleagues with learning in the workplace. Find out more about what it involves and how to become a ULR.

Learning at Work Week site

Find more information and resources on the national Learning at Work Week site

Financial Support

UNISON College offers financial support to members taking part in various educational and learning opportunities, as well as learning discounts from a number of providers.


Enjoy reading about all the fascinating stories from our members and activists in UNISON College’s annual learning magazine. And get ideas and inspiration to take the next step on your own learning and training journey!

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