Awards

Scottish Union Learning makes two awards each year in celebration of the achievements of union members.

The Helen Dowie Award for Lifelong Learning recognises outstanding trade unionists who continue to demonstrate their commitment to union values and lead the learning movement forward in Scotland. It is awarded as part of the STUC Union Rep Awards at STUC Annual Congress.

The Learner of the Year Award recognises the range of learning journeys currently undertaken by learners in the workplace, supported by trade unions. It is awarded at the annual Scottish Union Learning Conference.


The objective of the STUC Equality Award is to highlight the positive difference union reps can make in the workplace. It aims to recognise an individual or group who has made a difference, and who brings energy, enthusiasm and new ideas to promoting equality and tackling discrimination. It is awarded as part of the STUC Union Rep Awards at STUC Annual Congress.




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