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Educate & Motivate News – Winter 2020

Education News – Winter 2020

Regional Learning Survey


via Zoom – 3 x 2 hour sessions
28 January, & 4,11 February 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm

This course is now FULLY BOOKED – Waiting list open!          FULL DETAILS ON OUR EVENT PAGE – HERE   

REGISTER HERE – Coping with change 


via Zoom – 4 x 2 hour session

3,10,17,24 March 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm


REGISTER HERE – Interviews & Presentation skills 

INTRO TO MINDFULNESS TASTER                             

(16 spaces available) via Zoom – 2 hour sessions  

23 February 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm – FULLY BOOKED

30 March 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm  

Explore mindfulness and compassion and assess if you would like to learn more. A 2-hour introductory session to mindfulness. In partnership with Mindfulness UK. Learn more about mindfulness.  Explore the benefits of mindfulness. Take home Mindfulness techniques to aid everyday life.      

REGISTER HERE – Mindfulness Taster Session



Offers for our Education Network, Learning Reps and Learning Officers
Education Network Meetings & “POWER HOURS” (online via Zoom) Aimed at Lifelong Learning Coordinators, Union Learning reps and members on our Education network.  These sessions discuss ideas and give information on training courses available, hints and tips for reps and how to spread the word on learning to our members. Including discussion groups, networking, sharing advice on issues and ideas on how to promote learning in your workplace and across the wider union. 

POWER HOUR: Creating and using a learning survey

28 January, 5 pm

REGISTER HERE – Power hour for Reps – Learning Surveys

Education Network Meeting 

24 February 4.30 pm – 6.30 pm

REGISTER HERE – Education Network Meeting

POWER HOUR: Learn more about WRANX the learning platform

3 March, 4.30 pm

REGISTER HERE – Power hour for Reps – WRANX

POWER HOUR: Setting up a learning event

23 March, 5.30pm

REGISTER HERE – Power hour for Reps – Learning Events

If you’d like any further information or have any questions about our regional courses please email us at:

Member Education Queries

 Regional Learning Survey


The launch of our Regional Survey is here. The team have sent this to as many members who we hold an email address for and have sent out 7000 in the post to a selection of members!

All surveys returned will be entered in to our prize draw!

There are some amazing prizes to be won!

We are also running a mail out to a selection of members who we do not have email addresses for. You can also take part in our survey by clicking the link below. 

Regional Learning Survey 2020

Closing date:18/01/21

Don’t let the government cut union learning! 

In early October, the TUC received a letter from the Department for Education saying that ministers have decided to end the Union Learning Fund from March 2021. This is an astonishing and counterproductive decision – last year more than 200,000 learners got new skills through union learning.
Save union learning! Never more than ever have we needed the support of our learners, members ,friends and family!
For more than 20 years the Union Learning Fund has supported working people to access skills and training at work, through their unions.
Last year more than 200,000 learners got new skills through union learning. The government funding teaches people to read, write and use computers: last year 62,000 got basic English, maths and IT skills through union learning. And thousands got their first ever qualification. Only unions, through our network of reps, have been able to reach these workers and help them get into learning. In the middle of the deepest recession of our lifetimes, this is not the time to cut skills and training. The government must reverse this decision – and keep learners learning. 
Here in the south west region the union learning fund has supported so many events that our members have benefitted from taking part in. These have included job and application interview training, wellbeing and relaxation courses and education for women’s rights to name a few. In times of change and uncertainty we need your help to stop the government cutting these vital funds.  
What you can do to support the campaign
 1. Share your stories with us on how Union learning has supported you – send them HERE!
 2. Write to your MP to gain their support
3. Share and Sign the petition HERE!
Download a campaign pack and for more information head to the TUC campaigns page HERE!
More information can be found on our National website Campaign Information
We would love to share the learning offer across the union wider. Help us to spread the word on UNISON Learning and become a Union Learning rep!! More information here:
Be a part of the learning network!
Becoming active in your workplace – as mentioned in our video below you can become a volunteer in your workplace to help us spread the word about union learning. You can give as much or as little time as you wish. This role is the UNISON Learning Rep ( ULR). Training is available and you can be part of a great network in the region. Click the link below for more information
If you are interested in taking up this role please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss further. We would love to hear from you. UNISON South West Member Learning Team

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UNISON staff are working hard to make sure the union’s business continues and our service to you is maintained. Information around Covid -19 , workplaces and updates can be seen here: You can find our latest guidance on our website.