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Title: Overcoming barriers to education

Ugo Ehiogu began his career at West Bromwich Albion as a trainee, turning professional in 1989. After just a few games for Albion in the Second Division, Ron Atkinson brought him to First Division Aston Villa for £40,000 in August 1991. He remained at the club for 9 years, making over 300...

Trade Union Learning Project Inspires Further Learning

Trade Union Learning Project Inspires Further Learning In Chris Linskill’s role as team leader within Property Services at South Tyneside Homes, he is constantly expected to prioritise and arrange workloads and resources to ensure the delivery of allocated work streams to operatives in his team....

ULR Bus Worker is Driving Learning in the Community

Sanat Gurung, a Nepalese bus driver at First Centrewest’s Greenford Bus Depot felt motivated by the work undertaken by Everton Herbert, the Unite Union Learning Representative (ULR), in terms of engaging and delivering workplace learning opportunities for employees. Sanat was so inspired that he...

Union learning case study

Janette Taylor is a busy mother of two, an active member in her local church and a part time post woman at Gloucester Mail Centre. With that being said, it’s a wonder how Janette found the time to successfully complete a Level 1 and 2 maths qualification at the [email protected] Learning Centre at...

Unionlearn in the West Midlands helps up-skill a workforce facing redundancy

Polestar is one of Europe’s leading independent printing companies. They produce 42 million magazines and supplements weekly. They specialise in printing magazines, brochures, catalogues and colour supplements. It prints well known publications such as the Radio Times. The printing industry has been...

Usdaw Checkout Learning – Sustainability case study

Usdaw project continuing to offer a ‘super-store’ of learning! After 3 successful years as one of the northern region’s flagship Learning for All Fund projects, Checkout Learning South has flown the nest, but is continuing all of the good work – and more – it has done previously, thanks to Usdaw’s...

Veolia Pilot Scheme

Veolia Pilot Scheme (July 2011) Unite are running a pilot scheme in partnership with Veolia Environmental Services depots in London, as part of their Lifelong Learning agenda. As part of their ULF project, Unite are currently delivering Skills for Life to depots based in Regents Park in Central...

Wilts & Dorset Bus Company

Keith Nottle looks forward to the end of his shift when he can go home and relax, helping his two boys with their homework. It’s a simple pleasure that many of us take for granted, but it’s a new experience for the Cornish bus driver. “It makes me feel great,” he beams. “My reading wasn’t up to...

Yvonne takes the Challenge at De Montfort

Unison leads on Six Book Challenge Yvonne Hirst, aged 50, is a cleaning supervisor at De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester where she has worked for 20 years. Having felt that education had passed her by until recently, Yvonne was encouraged to take part in the Six Book Challenge by Unison ULR...

ULR Sue Timthong achieves against great odds!

Sue Timthong, Unison ULR at Barnet Council shares her remarkable learning journey, which hopefully will inspire others to follow through with their learning dreams, even in the face of obstacles. Sue demonstrates how with perseverance, guidance and a helping hand anyone can achieve. How did you...