Unionlearn is now recognised as a key centre for research on union-supported learning. It continues to commission high quality research from a number of prestigious university business schools.

Determination and union support result in Lee starting apprenticeship

Case study

Lee Hughes first approached Usdaw in September 2014 when he asked to do the Warehousing and Storage apprenticeship at JD Williams Hadfield. On his initial assessment Lee struggled with his maths, coming out at Entry 2. The Usdaw Mobile Union Learning Rep explained...

Is Maths a barrier to participation in society?

Does this question sound peculiar to you? Actually, all one has to do to answer this is to step foot into one of the many Work Clubs created in partnership with our ULF/GMB learning project and Job Centre Plus. Here we regularly see new people attending who feel strongly...

Don't fear maths!

Is maths something we should be scared of? Is it something that we either understood or didn't when we were at school and something that we have never had to consider again? I work in financial services where maths is a basic requirement, and the usual minimum level...

Southport event kicks off Supporting Learners series


Last week unionlearn kicked off the first of its six Supporting Learners events in Southport. Union learning reps from around the North West came together to discuss how they have been supporting learners and consider how they will continue to help their unions, members and...