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Financial Support


Financial support


We offer financial support through educational bursariesand discounts on distance learning from a number of providers, including the Open University.

UNISON educational bursary scheme

This provides financial help with fees or course costs for UNISON members:

  • on trade union, labour and women’s studies courses;
  • in general non-vocational education;
  • in vocational education relevant to work in the public services.


Application form: bursaries for trade union, labour and women’s studies courses [Word]

Application form: OU awards and book grants [Word]


Learning discounts for UNISON members

Members can get fee discounts for distance learning from:

  • The Open University – UNISON members in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are entitled to a 10% discount on some OU courses. These are not available to members in England, because changes to the way higher education is funded in England.

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