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Date and theme for Highlands and Islands 2022 Conference announced

The Scottish Union Learning Highlands and Islands 2022 Conference will take place on September 30th. Like last year’s, it will be an online event.

Equality Rep Network Activity

As a forum for discussion and ideas, the Equality Rep Network is an inclusive space where people can come together to plan learning positive action. Equality Rep Network members played a significant role in the development, delivery and dissemination of several Fair Work: Leadership and Equality Programmes, including EIS’ ‘Equality at the Heart: Leadership Learning to Embed Equality in Recovery’, and SUL’s ( Highlands & Islands and Cross Union ) ‘Solidarity in the Workplace’.

Money Advice Scotland are currently delivering digital Money Goals sessions

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Delivered directly to service users, Money Goals workshops are tailored to the learning needs and requirements of those attending. The sessions cover a variety of financial wellbeing topics, such as budgeting, banking, saving and credit scores, and are free for groups of 8 or more.

Craig Finnie: OU microcredentials case study

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As part of our combined responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, Scottish Union Learning has worked with trade unions and the The Open University in Scotland to support union learners to access the new suite of Open University Microcredentials.

Since June 2020, we have supported 33 places covering Online Teaching, Management and Cyber Security. Unions have worked hard to establish union-led study groups to ensure union learners have a safe space to discuss the content of their course and to support each other through to successful completion.

The Open University is publishing Case Studies gathered through interviewing union learners. Craig's story is the fourth in the series to be published.


The original version of this article was published on The Open University: Student Stories.

Top marks for trade union learner

Paisley woman Joan Tasker scoops top trade union award