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FEU Training courses get creative this April

FEU Training is kicking off the 2018/19 Union Learning Fund project year with a batch of great training opportunities aimed at freelance professionals in the arts and entertainment sectors. Open to freelance members of Equity, The Musicians Union, the National Union of Journalists and the Writers Guide of Great Britain, April sees three courses...

Union learning strikes the right chord for Holly

Holly Lowe is one of many union members in the entertainment industry to have acquired social media skills through the union route. When she is not hard at work practising or on tour performing with her harp, Musicians’ Union member Holly Lowe is reaching new audiences through social media, which is...

FEU helps young members organise their dreams

For the first time in my career I've actually verbalised and written down what I want!" That was what Eleanor Bennett tweeted after her morning session with the Federation of Entertainment Unions (FEU) training programme. She was joined by 30-plus young creatives from the worlds of media and...

Time to appreciate value of apprenticeships

Apprentice with Caterpillar ©TUC
Ever since I can remember, I've thought university is not all it's cracked up to be. But there's so much snobbery around academia and back-patting when young people get into the university of their choice; it's almost frowned upon to have a different view. From A Levels, I went straight into what...

Union women's summer school instils sense of purpose and empowerment

Kay Atwal (right) with Ikbal Ben Moussa from UGTT (International) Tunisia at House of Commons event ©Private
The TUC, in conjunction with unionlearn, runs a Summer School for Union Women Professionals every year. I was fortunate enough to attend in this, its 11 th year, when it focussed on trade unions and women, women in the workplace and equality issues. Although unsure of exactly what to expect, I knew...