Happy 50th birthday, Open University!

Today is the 50th anniversary of the day that the Open University received its Royal Charter – in effect, its 50th birthday. UNISON has been working with the Open University since 1997 – and during that time thousands of members have enrolled in a wide range of accredited courses, all the way up to degree level. […]

UNISON marks 25 years of learning

Delegates at UNISON’s annual conference for union learning reps (ULRs) celebrated the union’s 25th anniversary year with a programme that explored the past, present and future of learning. General secretary Dave Prentis spoke about UNISON’s proud history of learning, inherited from the three founder unions and developed and strengthened over the last twenty-five years. The […]

2018: a new beginning

2018 could be the year you learn new skills, get new qualifications, and open new doors. Since UNISON and the Open University started working together in 1997, thousands of members have studied accredited courses and have enhanced their career prospects and their confidence as a result. Could you be next? The Open University has produced […]

Celebrating learning partnerships: UNISON signs renewed agreements with The Open University and WEA

UNISON assistant general secretary Roger McKenzie has today signed agreements reaffirming two of the union’s most significant learning partnerships, with the Open University and with the WEA. The three organisations share a common goal: to widen access to education and training and to extend learning opportunities to those who have previously been excluded or discouraged […]

A week with UNISON North West: supporting learning and development for schools staff

During the first week of the summer holidays UNISON North West hosted a full week of short courses for school support staff. A total of 150 teaching assistants, learning support, admin support and midday supervisors enrolled onto a diverse range of workshops throughout the week. Monday 24 July Members started the week with a one […]