Thursday, 3 January 2013

Free Training and Activities for Unison Members

Start the New Year Off Right with Some Lifelong Learning from Unison

A New Year, A New Challenge? 

In partnership with UNISON Learning, Norwich City Football Club's Study Centre will be hosting free computer classes. The sessions will run for 2 hours every Tuesday starting January 22nd for 10 weeks over the spring term.   

During the 2 hour session you will develop basis computer skills, using Microsoft packages and explore social media and internet. You will have the opportunity to tour the stadium at Carrow Road and take part in a photography challenge. 

To learn more come to our taster session at Norwich City Football Club's Carrow Road Study Centre on Tuesday 8th January 2013 5pm -6pm.

Earn a Certificate in Stress Awareness

 This free course enables delegates to  look  at  their  own work, work place, colleagues and themselves, in order to identify stress, and to help in controlling it. It is an essential element of any stress management strategy in a work place.

 Learning outcomes; by the end of the course delegates will be able to:

   Define work related stress.

   Understand stress as an occupational hazard.

   Identify basic workplace stressors.

   Develop basic controls for work-related stressors.

   Understand how stress fits into health and safety legislation in the UK.

 The subjects covered are:

 1.   The   various   definitions   of   stress, and separating   work and non-work related causes.

 2.   The   effects of stress on individuals;  physical,  mental, emotional and out of work.

 3.   The effects on the  employer (costs   of   stress,   benefits from control).

 4.   The factors causing stress (based   on   HSE   Management Standards for Stress).

 5.   Recognition of stress in yourself and others.
 6.   How risk assessment can be used for managing stress.

 7.   The range of available control measures.

A Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) Course.

The course will take place January 14th, 21st and Feburary 4th from 5– 7 pm in mez 2 at County Hall, Norwich.

What's Your Story?

Do You like to write short stories, novels or poetry? During lunch on the last Thursday of every month Unison Lifelong Learning will be holding a creative writing club. All levels of writers are welcome from beginners to published authors. Share your work, get ideas and write some flash fiction during the meetings.  The club’s first meeting will be Thursday January 31st from 12-1pm in Mez 2 at County Hall, Norwich.  

To book onto a course or for more information please contact Melissa Brown
Unison Learning Project Worker at or call 07717517564.

Take Yourself Further, Get Involved with Unison
More free training is available from the Eastern Region for Unison Learning Reps and Unison Stewards: . Unison training is not just for steward duties. Training such as Assertiveness for Women, Health & Safety Rep training and Chairing Meetings can give you valuable skills that can transfer to the workplace.

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