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UNISON bursaries

UNISON can offer awards for members studying with the OU and also small learning grants to help members undertake study with any organisation. Criteria, more information and the application form can be found here.

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Free OU Resources

Free online resources for adult learners

The OU has a free learning resource website called OpenLearn

FutureLearn is a platform which offers short online courses.

Six free online courses have also been developed.


Dementia Aware course

Workshop for members

UNISON and the Open University offer free one day CPD workshops to members, these sessions are running in most regions. The day covers:

  • what is meant by the term dementia – types and causes
  • how having dementia affects the way a person behaves and functions
  • that there is more to a person than the dementia
  • that it is possible to live well with dementia.

For more information contact your regional education team.  If you don’t know their number call 0800 085 7857.

More about UNISON

Do you have a question that you’d like to ask us?

Would you like further information about what the OU/UNISON partnership can do for you?

Drop us an email and a member of our team will get back to you with everything you need to know to get your learning journey underway.