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Hospitals need 15,000 more nurses as government cuts student bursaries, says UNISON

Responding to a report today (Tuesday) from NHS Improvement on the rising demand for nurses in the NHS, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “Reports that the NHS needs another 15,000 nurses come hard on the heels of ministers cutting student bursaries. “Government claims that this will attract more students to the profession are totally […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON survey shows scrapping of student nurse bursaries will lead to major shortages

A UNISON survey shows that nine in ten (91 per cent) student nurses would not have applied for the nursing degree without access to the bursary which the government intends to scrap in 2017.

Press release on the UNISON National site.

“I have found my voice”

Elizabeth Cameron is a UNISON activist and a member of UNISON’s National Black Members Committee. When she was elected onto the National Executive Council she wanted to understand more about the trade union movement. She spotted an advert in Labour Review magazine for Ruskin College, and found out that she could apply for a UNISON […]

Learning news on the UNISON Learning & Organising site.

Ruth looks for the big picture

Last year Ruth Davies, chair of UNISON’s Water, Environment and Transport service group, graduated from Keele University with a Masters degree in International Relations. She told us about why she did it, what kept her going, and what she’d tell other UNISON members considering postgraduate study… What made you decide to do a Masters? I […]

Learning news on the UNISON Learning & Organising site.

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Ask your MP to support healthcare students

Media on the UNISON National site.

UNISON bursaries for activists

Activists can apply for substantial financial help for trade union and labour studies and women’s studies courses

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Happy 50th birthday, Open University!

Today is the 50th anniversary of the day that the Open University received its Royal Charter – in effect, its 50th birthday. UNISON has been working with the Open University since 1997 – and during that time thousands of members have enrolled in a wide range of accredited courses, all the way up to degree level. […]

Learning news on the UNISON Learning & Organising site.

Save the NHS bursary

The government’s plans to scrap NHS bursaries will leave student nurses, midwives and allied health professionals with over £52,000 worth of debt. The fear of debt will discourage many people from becoming healthcare professionals, exacerbating the current recruitment crisis. This will have disastrous repercussions for patient safety. UNISON and the NUS have commissioned a report […]

Article, News on the UNISON Eastern site.

Government to press on with decision to land student nurses with debts of more than £50,000

Responding to the announcement today (Thursday) that the government is to plough ahead with scrapping nursing bursaries and replacing them with loans and fees, UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “It was clear from the start that this consultation was a sham. Ministers have simply not listened. They seem not to care that in […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Government confirms future financial pain for healthcare students, says UNISON

The government’s health bursaries consultation launched today (Thursday) will saddle nursing students with huge debts of at least £50,000, says UNISON. UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “This consultation is meaningless. It’s clear that the government has already made up its mind to replace bursaries with loans and fees. “Replacing the bursary system with loans […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.