Monday, November 04, 2013

UNISON member? Ever thought of getting an Open University degree?

Are you looking to improve your career prospects?

Are you looking for a change in career or are you hoping to enhance your current career prospects? As a Unison member we would like to tell you about an exciting offer from the Open University which is available for the last time to start in March 2014. Deadline for registrations is 9 January 2014.

The Open University is dedicated to extending educational opportunities to people from all walks of life. If you haven’t studied for a long time and don’t have the qualifications traditionally required to enter higher education you may be interested to consider the OU’s Access to Success Route.

The Access to Success Route eases people into university level study, increases confidence and study skills in just two steps:

STEP 1 – Choose one of the three OU Access Modules

· Arts and languages Access module

· People, work and society Access module

· Science, technology and maths Access module

On successful completion you will gain an OU Access Module Certificate.

STEP 2 – Choose a more in-depth Level 1 Module in a relevant subject

Choose 60 credits of OU Level 1 study which can be counted towards a nationally-recognised qualification, up to a full undergraduate degree.

To qualify, students must live in England, have a household income of under £25,000 and have little or no previous university study experience. If you think you meet this eligibility criteria you could start your studies for just £25 (normal cost £625)!

If you know of anyone who you think will benefit, even if they aren’t eligible, please ask them to call us on 01908 659253 or visit Remember the closing date for registrations is 9 January 2014 so don’t delay!

(what a truly brilliant scheme for UNISON members. Hat tip Eastern Region)


Anonymous said...

Even though this scheme closes on January 9th a new scheme will be announced shortly for 2014/15.
More good news from the OU is their commitment to the Living Wage for all staff, including outsourced contract staff, announced this week.

Donald Cameron

John Gray said...

Good news indeed Donald.