UNISON is the largest trade union representing healthcare students.
We are dedicated to campaigning for a better deal for all healthcare students and run several campaigns around areas such as a living wage for students and quality clinical placements.
Healthcare students are in a unique position as many of them 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, healthcare students often need guidance. UNISON provides assistance and advice for our members throughout their training.