Branches take the opportunity to promote adult learning

This week is Adult Learners’ Week, an annual opportunity to celebrate the value and pleasure of getting back into learning as an adult.

UNISON is joining in, with branches across the union running taster workshops and drop-in stalls so that members and potential members can find out more about UNISON’s member learning programmes such as Return to Learn, which is 25 years old this year.

UNISON will also be launching a new offer this week aimed at new members, both to support recruitment and organising.

New members joining in Adult Learners’ Week and throughout May and June will be offered a choice of four free workshops that will be run from September onward. The workshops are:

  • welcome to UNISON;
  • internet skills;
  • facing change together;
  • your skills, your future – a chance to think about your personal development and next steps.

With a number of regions, including West and East Midlands and Cymru/Wales, linking Adult Learners’ Week to a week-long recruitment campaign, it promises to be a great few days.

Among several hundred events organised in branches are sessions on using iPads in Eastern region, the launch of a learning information point in Inverness, football and rugby in the community in Liverpool, an archaeologist speaking on Richard III in Leicester and stress management in Stoke.

For more information about activities near you contact your regional education officer.

To find out more about the new member learning offer, contact

UNISON learning and organising services