Unionlearn are today launching a Learning @ Home Campaign to support thousands of workers who are working from home, self-isolating or who find themselves temporarily out of work during the current pandemic.
The TUC Library holds the archive papers of the Workers Educational Association, founded in 1903 with the object of providing working class people with access to university-quality education classes from academics who volunteered their time to provide lectures and lead discussion groups.
Put your learners first. That was Alison Manion’s mantra when she used to manage a POA learning centre. And it’s still the light that guides her today in her role as acting project manager of POA Learning.
The CWU has worked with spoken word artist Potent Whisper over recent years to run a number of spoken word workshops for members. Recently they have been working together on a new project; a specially commissioned spoken word piece to promote learning across the CWU to its members.
Quick Reads, a programme run by The Reading Agency, are short and engaging books for adults, written by bestselling authors. The books are designed to build a love of reading or restore it among those who may be struggling to find the time to read.
The BFAWU has been working for some time to support learning through its Batley Life Centre at Fox’s Biscuits factory in Yorkshire – it recently had another successful cohort of English learners just complete courses.