Take the Numeracy Challenge this Checktember

We know that many of our members feel anxious about or lack confidence in numeracy and we want you to know that you are not alone. Perhaps some of you are being asked to do more accounting/tracking or perhaps you have simply been avoiding numeracy-based tasks in the past by getting someone else to help […]

Dealing with grief in children and young people: online training for UNISON members

UNISON has partnered with Cruse again to provide some specialist training for dealing with grief in young people and children. This online workshop run by Cruse Bereavement Care is offered to UNISON members who work with children and young people. While staff who work with these groups may already have some experience in dealing with […]

Hope Not Hate: Difficult Conversations workshop for UNISON members

Hate destroys lives. HOPE not Hate Charitable Trust works in the UK to build communities and celebrate shared identities. They campaign for a world free from mistrust and racism. HOPE not Hate was established to offer a positive and community-focused way of doing anti-fascism. Across the UK, HOPE not Hate Charitable Trust has worked tirelessly […]

August’s Inclusive Learning Bulletin is out now

The good thing with digital learning is that it offers some flexibility. So whether you are mobile, at home or on the go, you might just be able to find some time to squeeze in a few quick bursts of learning. You might also want to make contact with your learning rep, just in case […]

Learning through the coronavirus crisis and beyond: ULearn 2020 is out now

The publication of our magazine celebrating all things UNISON learning is a highlight of every year. Uniquely, 2020’s edition has been published in an online-only format – but it’s still filled with stories showcasing some of the highlights from a year of UNISON learning. This year’s edition includes: our new partnership with the Staff Skills […]

New member learning webinars this summer

We are delighted to be able to offer a series of online learning workshops this summer from YGAM, the Young Gamblers and Gamers Education Trust, and Cruse, the bereavement care charity. YGAM’s online training sessions are designed to equip you with the knowledge and resources to inform, educate and safeguard the young people you work with about gaming […]

Improving your everyday skills – online

For many people, the months since the coronavirus pandemic began have been challenging, whether adjusting to a different workload or conditions at work, dealing with loneliness or money worries, or taking care of family members.  We may have been struggling to operate a computer or tablet to join a video call, trying to help children with their maths schoolwork at home, or trying to explain something […]

Delivering learning at a distance: tools for ULRs

While we know that many of our members and reps will be extremely busy continuing to deliver our public services, or are busier than usual with caring responsibilities, others are on furlough or self-isolating and find themselves with unexpected spare time.   Meanwhile, people’s natural creativity and adaptability has been evident as they’ve been adapting their pastimes to life at home and sharing them […]

Personal development for UNISON members

The Covid-19 pandemic has presented a whole host of challenges, both foreseen and unforeseen. Many thousands of UNISON members are working long hours to care for victims of the disease, and to keep other essential public services functioning. Others are at home – on furlough, or self-isolating. Work is challenging, and so is life at […]

UNISON partners with Staff Skills Academy to give members free online learning

UNISON is keen to ensure that members still have access to the high-quality training that the union provides, even though it’s not possible to meet face-to-face during the current coronavirus crisis. That’s why the union has formed a partnership with the Staff Skills Academy to give members access to over 550 free online courses, from […]