Nominate a Union Learning Rep for unionlearns 2020 awards

Unionlearn is encouraging people to think about a Union Learning Rep who has made a difference to their lives – and nominate them for the 2020 annual ULR awards.

Award winners

Unionlearn is asking unions to put forward ULRs who have made a difference to workplace learning and supported workers develop their skills.

The unionlearn awards to Union Learning Reps (ULRs) will once again be presented to reps at this year’s annual conference on Thursday 9th of July 2020.

Unionlearn’s Annual Conference is a chance for unions, learning reps and providers to get together, hear inspiring speakers, take part in workshops and pick the latest resources.

The awards have grown into a conference highlight, and are for ULRs who have supported learning and skills in workplaces across the country and made a difference to the lives of working people by helping colleagues gain new skills – both for personal or work development.

The awards have six categories this year, reflecting key areas of unionlearn’s work:

  • Apprenticeships
  • English (literacy)
  • Maths (numeracy)
  • Supporting disadvantaged learners
  • Older workers
  • Digital

To give people an idea of how unions are doing fantastic work supporting learners across the country here are links to stories about last years winners.

Jayne Barry (UNISON) - Supporting Apprenticeships

Rachel Vine (BFAWU) - Supporting Literacy at work

Jane Yugire (UNISON) - Supporting Numeracy 

Sean Dixon (Usdaw) - Supporting Disadvantaged Learners 

Michelle Whitley (Usdaw) - Supporting Older Workers.

Claire Thorpe (PCS) – Digital Skills

If you would like to nominate someone for an award please contact Yusuf Dadabhoy at [email protected] for an application form(s) and more details. Please note that all applications must be agreed and signed off by a senior union officer.

The deadline for nominations is Friday 10th April 2020.​​​​​​​