Former England international and Arsenal defender Alex Scott MBE has developed her career from the playing on the pitch to working in the media with support from the Professional Football Association.
Higher learning at work
I was looking for a challenge, outside of my job and union work, that would be something useful.
I initially resisted acting because there are many actors in my family, so I studied politics at university instead.
There can be little doubt that we need a skills revolution .
Matt Pointon is a Project Officer working in the unionlearn Strategy team, before starting with unionlearn Matt worked with the BSU’s ULF project and attended a number of learning events – one resulted in Matt following a long desire to study towards a Masters degree.
UNISON National Black Members Committee member Elizabeth Cameron is a former Union Learning Rep (ULR) and when she was elected onto the union’s National Executive Council wanted to understand more about the trade union movement. She spotted an advert in Labour Review magazine for Ruskin College, and...
Unite member Catherine Llewellyn-Jones was a teacher but felt that she needed a change of career – and is now part way through an apprenticeship at Airbus in Filton where she training as an Undergraduate Aerospace Engineer.
As the summer holidays draw to a close many people turn their attention to new courses and learning opportunities. The latest edition of the Learning Rep e-magazine hits the virtual shelves and is full of stories, case studies and interviews aimed at inspiring reps and learners.
Unionlearn and the Open University took the opportunity of the unionlearn annual conference on 12th July to refresh their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at motivating union members into Higher Education and giving them discounts on courses.