Widening participation

Widening participation

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

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...

Bakers ULRs take learning to Tolpuddle

Case study

The Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union took the opportunity to spread the word of Union learning to thousands of people at July’s Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival in Dorset. The unions stall at the annual event was packed full of information on courses, learning resources...

Celebrating Women's Potential

On Tuesday 1st March 2016 I attended an event in Leicester organised by unionlearn. It was titled 'Celebrating Women’s Potential' and it was looking at the barriers to learning in and out of the workplace for women. The event was organised by Lisa Stones and Mick Brightman...

Union Learning Centres - website revamp


The unionlearn website is the first place to head to when looking for information on workplace learning, and an important section of the site has just been updated to give union learning reps (ULRs) the very latest information. The section on Union Learning Centres now...