Widening participation

Widening participation

This section covers ways to widen participation in learning and skills in the workplace.

ULR success at First Bus Bradford will benefit thousands

Case study

Dave Hurd, a Unite Union Learning Rep (ULR) at First Bus, Bradford, has used his role to develop the skills of his colleagues, as well as creating a better experience for customers. Through his role as a bus driver, Dave noticed that it was occasionally challenging for...

Festival of Learning Awards – nominations open this week


Union Learning Reps are being encouraged to nominate learners and workplaces they have been supporting for the Festival of Learning 2018 awards. This year bus driver and Unite member Ashley Pickering, a bus driver for First Leeds in Bramley, was been announced as the...

Re-thinking the tertiary system: Filling the Information, Advice and Guidance gap for adult learners

Universities UK (UUK) recently launched a report on Social Mobility at the request of the government, to advise on the contribution that Universities could and should be making. The report’s most important point is that universities alone cannot right all social wrongs but...