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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Facing the present, looking to the future with UNISON member learning

Covid-19 continues to disrupt our daily life both at home and in work. We continue to need things to look forward to and help us manage what we are facing. In UNISON learning, we believe that education is one way of doing this – either by learning about what we face or strengthening our skills […]

New year, new opportunities

UNISON learning continues – online 2021 looks to be almost as challenging a year as 2020 – but that doesn’t have to stop us making plans for the future, building on plans we’d already made, or working to make things better. As new measures are introduced across the UK to combat the spread of the […]

“Always developing”: learning through lockdown, learning for the future

Shahida Noor is one of the thousands of UNISON members who have taken advantage of our online learning offer from the Skills Academy. UNISON Learning and Organising Services’ Dan Simmonds asked her about her experience… How did you find out about the learning available from UNISON? I found out via an email from UNISON and […]

Advanced disability discrimination law courses – online!

Our advanced employment law courses have always been popular, and we’re delighted to announce that we’re now able to offer an online version of the Disability Discrimination Law course. If that’s successful, we’ll be offering further advanced employment law courses online.   A three hour refresher (for those who have previously attended the three-day classroom course) will take place in […]

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 […]

New rep? Here’s where to start

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted many workers to join a union, and many union members to step forward to take a more active role in their branch. If you’re one of those people – thank you! The more UNISON members who are confident being visible and active in the workplace, the more power we have […]

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 […]