Get online, get confident

UNISON is pleased to support Get Online week in October, and is marking the event with the launch of a series of basic digital skills workshops. Get Online Week is a digital inclusion campaign organised by Good Things Foundation. With 9 million adults in the UK unable to get online without help, over 13 million lacking the […]

Your learning diary for autumn 2021

This autumn we have an exciting programme of learning events for UNISON members and activists. We’ll be working with organisations including The Money Charity, Hydrocracker Theatre Company, and Cruse Bereavement Care, as well as our own in-house experts, to bring you the knowledge and skills you need. Whether you’re looking to improve your financial wellbeing, […]

ULearn 2021 is out now!

Looking back over the last year’s achievements, reflecting on some of the ways that branches have found to sustain workplace learning after the loss of the Union Learning Fund, and sharing some great ideas to inspire you, this digital edition of ULearn magazine is a celebration of the work that UNISON learning reps, branch education […]

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 […]

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, […]