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 […]

Cutting the cost of learning with UNISON

It’s back to school season! If shop displays of stationery and shiny black shoes are putting you in the mood to learn something new, you might well find that being a UNISON member puts you at an advantage. Members are entitled to discounts on all sorts of courses, from short and sharp to full degree length, […]

Removing the barriers to qualification

The National Extension College (NEC) has launched a campaign to make GCSE and A levels more accessible to adult learners. The five-point plan identifies barriers faced by independent learners and proposes ways of removing these. These barriers exist because the system is geared towards mainstream students studying in a local school or college. They include: […]