Activate!

Wondered about getting more involved with UNISON but not sure where to start? You can find out more about the different activist positions that are open to UNISON members by logging into our e-learning site and playing our new Activate! game. You’ll be invited to think a little bit about your own personal values and […]

A new way for young workers to learn about workplace rights

Young workers have rights around pay, holiday, health and safety and equalities that exist to protect them in the workplace. It’s vital that every young worker knows and understands their rights to make sure their employers aren’t breaking the rules. UNISON, in partnership with Wranx, have launched a free bite sized digital tool which uses […]

Another step forward for UNISON’s e-learning site

Over the years UNISON’s e-learning site has evolved to meet the needs of our members. Since it was first set up in 2008, it’s had three different domain names, and has gone from being a space for learning reps to share advice, resources and experience, to being a hub for all kinds of online learning. […]

Expanding the Wranx learning offer

Over the last year, UNISON has been working with Wranx to provide free bite-sized learning modules online. We started with Functional Skills and GCSE English and maths, but have added more topics since then. Wranx is an online training tool that can be accessed on any device and uses the simple scientific idea of Spaced […]

Starting strongly: mentoring for apprentices

UNISON and the TUC believe that all apprentices should have a mentor: to help them acclimatise to the workplace, to support them as they think about career options and progress, and pass on their skills and knowledge. And this has been shown to improve apprenticeship completion rates. It’s even better when that’s linked to support from […]

Dyslexia Awareness Week

This first week of October is Dyslexia Awareness Week. Dyslexia affects around 10% of the population, and mainly influences the way that people process, store and retrieve information. The theme this year is ’21st Century Dyslexia’, focusing on technology that can assist people in the workplace, at school and at home. Find out more at the […]

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, […]

Getting to grips with GDPR: what you really need to know

What were you doing in May? You might have been booking accommodation for last-minute visitors to National Delegate Conference. You might have been putting the finishing touches to a Learning At Work Week celebration. And you were almost certainly wading through an inbox full of emails from organisations you support, or from companies from whom you […]

Revising and revolutionising the three Rs with Wranx

  UNISON is working with Unionlearn and Wranx to support members by providing free bite-sized functional skills and GCSE maths and English revision online.  The content for each module has been written in conjunction with Gateshead College (rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted).  The maths and English revision modules, as well as other courses, have been […]

UNISON Learning launches new partnership with e-Careers

UNISON is delighted to announce a partnership with e-Careers that will allow our members to claim a discount on online courses across a whole range of subjects, from accountancy to web design. Visit the e-Careers site For countless numbers of our members, the way to improved career prospects is through learning, whether they want to […]