Open University wants to hear you Lifelong Learning story | unionlearn

The Open University (OU) is calling on learners to share their story in support of lifelong learning. Members of its community are being asked to demonstrate the value of flexible distance learning (lifelong learning) and the role it can play to help the country meet future economic challenges.

Flexible learning enables people to reskill and upskill, whatever their background or personal circumstances, and this will continue to prove essential in the current economic climate; education and skills are fundamental to economic success and adult skills matter more than ever.

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POA helps learning add up for Sarah | unionlearn

POA Learning has been supporting a student from the Isle of Wight to overcome the impact of her autism and gain qualifications.

Sarah Blake is an 18 year old who lives in Rookley on the island and was referred to Dave Logan, Regional Centre Manager at the Isle of Wight POA Learning Centre, through a combination of the Isle of Wight College and her mother who was not satisfied with the progress that her daughter was making with the college. 

Dave takes up the story

Sarah is on the autistic spectrum, but it is fair to say that she is a fairly high functioning autistic person but…

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Unions highlight learning at Day-Mer Festival | unionlearn

Day-mer’s 28th Annual Culture and Arts Festival closes with a free festival in Clissold Park, Stoke Newington – and unionlearn, SERTUC and other unions will be there to promote workplace learning.

Day-Mer has been organising a Culture and Arts Festival for the past 28 years in Hackney and North London. It is currently the longest running festival in Hackney and one of the best known festivals in London.

The festival consists of series of events for children to young people, adults to senior citizens. Up to 25,000 people come to all its events throughout the festival. This year, for…

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Working on networking | unionlearn

It is a truth universally acknowledged that trade unions’ learning projects and union learning reps work hard to develop English and maths skills in the workplace. Unions engage, encourage and support learners and people in the workplace build skills, use their skills at work and move on to take up even more learning opportunities.

It has also been recognised that unions are very effective in the work they do. It is exceptionally difficult to pinpoint another model that reaches adult learners like unions do.

Not only are these statements backed by research and evaluation but they were…

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UNISON launch new Dyslexia eNote | unionlearn

UNISON has launched a new online training module to help union members and activists support colleagues who have, or suspect they have, dyslexia and to better understand the condition.

UNISON’s new e-note, Dyslexia Awareness is a short, informal module, designed to allow learners to work through an overview of the topic at their own pace.

Through a series of activities and video interviews with UNISON members, the interactive module explores what it’s like to have dyslexia and the legal obligations and protections for people with dyslexia, and has tips on how to make branch…

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UNISON launch new Dyslexia eNote | unionlearn

UNISON has launched a new online training module to help union members and activists support colleagues who have, or suspect they have, dyslexia and to better understand the condition.

UNISON’s new e-note, Dyslexia Awareness is a short, informal module, designed to allow learners to work through an overview of the topic at their own pace.

Through a series of activities and video interviews with UNISON members, the interactive module explores what it’s like to have dyslexia and the legal obligations and protections for people with dyslexia, and has tips on how to make branch…

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Seagulls fans in for a treat at Brighton Learning Centre | unionlearn

Fans of Brighton and Hove Albion will be in for a treat next week as The Hollingdean Depot Learning Centre welcomes former club Chairman Dick Knight.

Dick is a businessman and lifelong fan of the Seagulls – which he took control of in 1997 in a bid to save the club after their Goldstone Ground had been sold to property developers.

Dick wrote a book about his experiences “Mad Man: From the Gutter to the Stars” – a first-hand account of guiding the club from near-relegation and homelessness to calling an internationally-renowned stadium home.

The event has been organised by Wes…

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