There was a celebration at UNISON centre last week to mark the 25th anniversary of our partnership with the Workers Educational Association and our Return To Learn and Women’s Lives courses. The courses are excellent and very supportive ways to return to learning, with students really enjoying the friendships they build up in the classroom and many saying that they will continue the friendships and always remember the courses as they continue learning.
Dave Prentis and and Sue Highton spoke warmly of Return to Learn and the great benefits it has brought for members. University of Manchester member Lesley Gilchrist was there to enjoy the evening; she returned to learning on a Women’s Lives course, followed it up with a Get Campaigning course and has now embarked on an Open University Understanding Society module using the Access to Success route. She also is currently helping out at the Working Class Movement library with their cataloguing and was part of the video presentation that WEA students took part in for the event.
The LAOS team here have a full programme of Return to Learn and Women’s Lives courses planned in the next 12 months – details will have gone out to branches or will be going out shortly. These courses are free to UNISON members, are a great way to get back to learning and will enable you to move on and develop new learning and skills – it’s a benefit of being a member, so please ask us and your branch Lifelong Learning/Education coordinator about it!
Lesley (front) at the 25 year celebration event