Unionlearn is pleased to announce that comedian, commentator and former Prison Officer, Ava Vidal will be appearing at this year’s annual conference.
Ava Vidal is a cool and composed stand-up comedian, who quickly became a regular presence on television since being the BBC New Comedy Awards' only female finalist in the very first year of her career.
Mansfield ULR Highly Commended in Festival of Learning awards.
14 June, 2018
A Union Learning Rep from Mansfield has been recognised in this year’s Festival of Learning awards.
Andrew Humphries from Mansfield has been announced as Festival of Learning’s Learning for Work Highly Commended Individual in their 2018 awards for his exceptional achievements in adult learning. This award celebrates adults who have transformed their own lives and the lives of their families, friends, their communities, and the places they work through learning.
Match up your skills with new unionlearn card game
8 June, 2018
Unionlearn and Linking London have updated the popular Match Up! progression card game.
The cards have been designed for reps to use to help learners gain a better understanding of the range of qualifications on offer and can be used explore the different progression routes available to learners.
This engaging activity can be used in different ways, and with groups or individually. Adult Learners Week, union learning taster sessions or as part of a workshop or meeting are just some examples of activities where they have been used with learners.
The government has announced the plans to implement new T levels to provide an alternative to academic education post 16. The first T levels courses will be delivered in construction, education & childcare and digital from September 2020 with 22 more courses to follow by 2023.
Make digital skills count at unionlearn network event
24 May, 2018
This June unionlearn will be holding its latest English and maths network event at Congress House, and has expanded its remit to include digital skills.
The event is an opportunity to discuss English, maths and digital skills learning support in the workplace. They are open to union reps and project workers and others who are interested in policy developments, supporting English, maths and digital skills learning and sharing good trade union practice.
New unionlearn project will support Mental Health at Work
23 May, 2018
We have just completed Mental Health Awareness Week, and figures released by the Mental Health Foundation make pretty grim reading. Three in four Britons have been so stressed over the last year that they have felt overwhelmed or unable to cope, stress has resulted in one in three people being left feeling suicidal, whilst one in six have self-harmed as a direct result.
I am thrilled to be working with the BFAWU Learning services as the new project worker and enthusiastic about bringing learning to comrades across the region.
Over the past couple of months I have been working as a Project Worker on an interim basis, this gave me great insight into the role and an appetite to carry on. I have been working as a Branch Secretary prior to and during the interim Project Worker role.