Healthcare Students

UNISON is the largest trade union representing healthcare students.


FREE Learning opportunities for Healthcare Students in the SW – our taster session are open to all Healthcare Students.

Drug Calculation Taster course

Wednesday 28th April – 1900 to 2100

A two hour session for health care students to bolster their confidence in calculating the dosages of medication

Booking is now open for our Spring Taster Sessions


Academic Study Confidence Taster course

Register your interest for a date in JULY

This taster workshop will provide students with an overview of the requirements of academic study. It will enable students to review their personal and professional goals, time management and prioritisation. Students will be given an overview of academic study including learning styles, research, plagiarism, writing, referencing and critiquing.


Booking on to our learning offers for later in the year will open shortly.


Drug Calculations FULL Course ( Max 15 delegates) – UNISON Healthcare Student Members only

12th & 19th June – 0930-1600

Understand and know the maths behind calculating dosages for oral medication


Drug Calculations Taster – Open to al Students in Healthcare SW

Thursday 9th September – 1130 to 1330


Academic Study Taster Course – open for all Students in Healthcare SW

Wednesday 22nd September 1800-2000

An introduction to academic study so that participants can plan or review their priorities for personal and professional development


Academic Study FULL Course ( Max 15 delegates) – UNISON Healthcare Student Members only

Saturdays 9th , 16th & 23rd October 1000-1430


We are dedicated to campaigning for a better deal for all healthcare students including Nursing, Midwifery Occupational Therapist, Operating Department Practitioners, Children’s Health, Health Visitors, Nursery Nurse Paramedics & Paramedic Practitioners, Social work, Podiatry, Mental Health and Dietetics students and run campaigns around areas such as bursaries for nursing.

Health Care students are in a unique position as they work on the wards but do not have employment rights, and are students but do not adhere to a typical student calendar. Many nursing students work additional hours as healthcare assistants to survive the financial hardship they face. This is often exhausting and potentially detrimental to their studies.

UNISON has vast experience in representing students while they work as healthcare assistants throughout their training. As the future of the NHS, student nurses often need guidance. UNISON provides assistance and advice for our members throughout their three-year training

Even before you qualify, UNISON is there for you – standing up for students to make sure you get the most out of your training and placement.